2008 Chanin Wine Company Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 200 cases,, $50. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromatically intense with well oaked, crushed cherry perfume. Lighter in weight and red fruited with supportive oak in the background. Simple and straightforward with soft tannins and a lingering cherry-driven finish. A wine for those that embrace oak and prefer delicacy and restraint. Good (+). Reviewed November 2, 2011

Winery: Chanin Wine Company
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