Clear, bright, medium-pale salmon pink with hints of peach. Noticeable effervescence. Clean on the nose with medium intensity aromas of citrus, orange, pea shoot, florals, persimmon, pith, sage, and a soft smokiness. Dry on the palate, medium body, medium acid, medium alcohol, medium finish. Flavors of tart cherry, red raspberry, lemon juice, and apple skin. Recommended. (89-90) RR

WHO: Matello
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: Willamette Valley, Oregon
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $40 (media sample)

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