2009 Poppy Monterey County Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $15. · Moderately intense color. Appealing immediately with aromas of black cherries and berries, spice, white pepper and oak and flavors that echo the nose with a subtle underlying grapefruit and woody note. Easy to drink with a decent structural backbone supporting the middleweight fruit, but fades in aromatic and flavor intensity in the glass over time and delivers a shallow finish. Decent. Reviewed March 2, 2011

Winery: Poppy Wines
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