2010 Sheldon Roma’s Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., 125 cases, $35. No new oak. Unfined and unfiltered. My second tasting of this wine (the first tasting was disappointing so I wanted to give the wine another shot). · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Some nice red cherry and raspberry fruits shows up on the nose initially, but give way over time in the glass to aromas of straw bale and apple core (acetaldehyde - oxidation). Elegant and light in flavor featuring red cherries and berries and spice with a faint underlying herbal, green and citrus note. The fruit seems under ripe. Bright acidity with soft tannins. Becomes less and less attractive over time in the glass. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: Sheldon Wines
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