2010 Brophy Clark Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.62, 300 cases, $24. From the Garey and Goodchild vineyards. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Demure aromas of black fruits with a note of cigar box and tarry oak. Respectable, well-spiced, black raspberry and black cherry flavored core, somewhat buried in toasty oak. May improve over time as the oak integrates. Decent. Reviewed October 2, 2012

Winery: Brophy Clark
From article: California Pinot Noir from A to T