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2009 Sonría Pinot Noir, Shea Vineyard, Willamette Valley

  • 93 POINTS
  • Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • August 2011

Winemaker Keith Emerson is the Director of Winemaking for Vineyard 29, a Napa-based winery and custom-crush facility. This debut wine from his own label is flat-out lovely. A core of focused cherry fruit is surrounded with accent flavors that circle like moons around a central planet. Tart acids, sweet toast, dark chocolate and a whisp of smoke, all almost ethereal and finely crafted. –Paul Gregutt

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