2012 Frank Family Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.57, 8,700 cases, $35. Aged 10 months in 35% new and 65% once and twice-filled French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. There is a prominent oak overlay on the nose with demure aromas of Bing cherry. Richly fruited with a cherry and boysenberry core accented with notes of cola and earth and a noticeable mantle of nutty oak. The tannins are balanced and there is some fruit richness on the moderately long finish. Score: 88. Reviewed October 21, 2014

Winery: Frank Family Vineyards
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