2010 Armanino Family Cellars The Pintail Doctor’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

15.2% alc., $55. · Moderately dark reddish-purple hue in the glass. Complex array of aromas including dark berries, briar, wine cellar, violin case and bark. Rich and burly, with copious amounts of sweet, sappy dark berry fruits complimented by a subtle hint of oak. Smoothly textured with mild tannins and some fruit-driven length on the finish. A bit monotone, but hard to ignore the vigorous fruit. Good. Reviewed October 2, 2012

Winery: Armanino Family Cellars
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