Tasting Note                         

88+   2011  Whitehall Lane  Carneros Pinot Noir   2/21/15  ($22)

   14.2% alc
Color: Medium black raspberry. (3.0) Bouquet: Brown sugar complements sweet/tart black cherry fruit with a hint of mint. (3.0) Body: Solid middleweight with very good fruit and acidity. Tangy mouthfeel. (2.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet with sappy cherry fruit. (3.0) Finish:.Parallels flavor, but fruit is not as expressive. Brown sugar and some baking spice linger. (2.5)
Overall: Very tasty, drink me now Carneros Pinot Noir with attractive, sappy black cherry fruit surrounded by a rich brown sugar flavor. Hints of baking spices and mint are in the mix. Probably at its best now and in the next few years. (14.0)

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