Cherry stones, vanilla, and cola show on the nose. The palate leads with black cherry and strawberry, with a tart raspberry twist. Some vanilla comes through on the mid-palate. The finish favors the tart over the sweet. Mouth-feel is soft, tannins mild. Drink with bacon-wrapped pork medallions. Recommended. 87 points.

WHO: Frei Brothers
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: California, Sonoma County, Russian River Balley
WHEN: 2011



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