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2009 La Follette Pinot Noir "Manchester Ridge Vineyard"

La Follette 2009 Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir

Winery: La Follette

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Manchester Ridge Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino Ridge

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 494

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 17, 2012

Wine Review: In the past, I have liked Pinot made from this vineyard. Mark this one down as another one I really like a lot! This offering is ruby colored and opens with a plum and mild red raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and savory. The flavor profile is a delicious red currant and plum blend with notes of beautifully integrated old oak. I also detected a dash of black pepper and blueberry. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors linger nicely. This fruit bomb of a Pinot would pair nicely with a thyme seasoned pork tenderloin. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of cherry, ripe raspberry and rose petals commingle with red earth and forest floor. A juicy fruit entry leads to granite minerality, charcuterie flavors and a hint of brown spices and cocoa powder on the palate. Late palate tannins provide texture and segue to a long finish with mouthwatering acidity.

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