2011 Cutruzzola Vineyards Gloria San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., p;H 3.75, TA 0.63, 38 cases, $N/A. The Cutruzzola Riven Rock Vineyard is located 7 miles east of the town of Cambria on California’s Central Coast. 5 acres are planted to Pinot Noir including Pommard 5, 667, “828,” 115 and 23. Aged 10 months in 60% French oak barrels and 40% in stainless steel. · Moderately light red color in the glass. Welcoming aromas of red cherry, sandalwood and a hint of new oak. Elegant and supple on the palate, with modestly intense flavors of fresh red cherries and a hint of wood tar and spice in the background. The tannins are silky and the acidity adds enough verve for refreshing drinking. A very feminine, pleasing offering that is cozy and approachable. Score: 89. Reviewed December 18, 2013

Winery: Cutruzzola Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir