2010 Frank Family Vineyards Napa Valley Reserve Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.87, TA 0.59, $57.50. Aged 9 months in 35% new and 65% once and twice filled French oak barrels. · Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Richly perfumed with aromas of darker red and black Pinot fruits and spice cabinet. Delicious core of ripe black plum, black cherry and black raspberry flavors offering impressive mid palate intensity and finishing strength. Soft and velvety in the mouth with supple tannins. Well-integrated oak. Only nit would be the lack of uplifting acidity but this wine aims to seduce with its luscious fruit core. Very good. Reviewed April 4, 2012

Winery: Frank Family Vineyards
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