2009 Carmenet Vintner’s Collection Reserve California Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.341, $11.99. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, underbrush, mown hay and oak. Tasty core of juicy black cherry and dark berry fruits with a hint of anise, savory herbs and oak. A lighter offering with good structural integrity and charm. A solid wine at this price, and an excellent introduction to Pinot Noir for newbies or an acceptable daily drinker for pinotaficionados. Good. Reviewed September 2, 2011

Winery: Carmenet Vineyards
From article: Sips of Pinot & More (Good inexpensive Pinot Noir is not a misnomer)