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2013 Drew Pinot Noir "Valenti Ranch"

Winery: Drew

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Valenti Ranch"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Mendocino Ridge

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 145

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 17, 2015

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from Drew is another winner from their 2013 portfolio. It opens with a pleasant boysenberry and lilac bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and very approachable. The flavor profile is red raspberry with notes of cola. I also detected hints of red plum, strawberry and oak. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for quite some time. This Pinot would pair perfectly with pork medallions with Pinot Noir cherry pan sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark red with light purple rim. Aromas of sage, bakers chocolate, cherry, red pepper corn and black olive, cured meat and lilac. On the palate there are dense raspberries, game, fresh loam, violets and mineral quartz with citrus rind notes on the finish.

Organic status: not organic

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