Clear with medium cranberry red color. Clean nose, developing, with medium intensity. Aromas of cedar, cherry, plum, strawberry, floral/perfumed notes, spice and cinnamon. Dry with medium acidity, well integrated alcohol, medium tannin, and body. Flavors of cherry, strawberry, vanilla, spice, red fruit. Bright cherry, medium intensity with a long finish. Read more on oe•no•phile.

WHO: Lucienne Vineyards
WHAT: Pinot noir
WHERE: Santa Lucia Highlands, California
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $45 (Media sample)

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