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Nielson 2014 "Santa Maria Valley" Pinot Noir, CA

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Price: $29
KWG Score: 89.5
No. Professional Ratings: 4
# of Cases: 11,026
This bright red colored Pinot Noir from Nielson opens with a fragrant red raspberry bouquet with hints of mild oak and plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, easy going and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty gentle red raspberry and red plum blend with nicely integrated minerality and old oak. The finish is dry and drifts away nicely. This Pinot is a bit of a quaffer. It goes down easy. I would enjoy this served cool on a hot summer day with a grilled mahi-mahi sandwich. Enjoy - Ken



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