2009 Presqu’ile Presqu’ile Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc.. 40% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation and native malolactic conversion. Aged 14 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Clones 777 (75%) and 667 (25%). · An exciting wine displaying considerable charm considering its young vines origin. More intense, intriguing and complex than the Santa Maria Valley bottling, offering aromas of plum sauce, blackberries and spice, and a discreetly concentrated core of Dr. Pepper and dark berry jam flavors. Full of energy and light on its feet. Very good (+). Reviewed March 12, 2011

Winery: Presqu’ile Winery
From article: Blast from 2011 World of Pinot Noir