Californian Pinot Noir 2009

Californian Pinot Noir 2009, Sequana Sarmento Vineyard
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Sequana, Sarmento Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
Despite its relatively high alcohol, the wine is composed and balanced, thanks to vibrant fruit and acidity, and firm structure. Brown baking spice dominates the nose; the palate has a lush, red fruit and cola entry, mouthfilling middle and a spicy, succulent finish. 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Price: £21–£24; Christopher Keiller, Exel Wines, The Fine Wine Company
Drink: 2012–2017
Alc: 14.7%