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2010 Sonría Shea Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Pinot Noir

  • Very Good
  • Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • September 12, 2012

Moderately light reddish-color in the glass. Very pleasant perfume of redfruited tart with a hint of mocha. Smooth, gentle and seamless, with restrained flavors of red fruits, rhubarb and herbs, somewhat buried in tannins at this stage. I like this wine for its lacy restraint and elegance. Should pick up fruit expression over time as the tannins become better integrated. Very Good.

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