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Row Eleven "Three Vineyards" 2006 Pinot Noir

$26 bought from Wine Styles San Francisco, 7 (1-10)

A nice Pinot Noir, which come from feisty little grapes that are difficult (for them) to grow, and thus difficult (for us) to buy a decent one for less than $20. This one at $26 is good although not window shattering.

Good chocolate and cherry flavors and coming in at 13.8% alcohol, not a wimp either. The flavors somewhat resemble a raspberry tart, and the astringency would probably mellow out with a few years on the shelf.

I'm thinking that we may have opened this too young and with time the delicate Pinot-ness would have an opportunity to shine. Oh well, we were thirsty.



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