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2012 Woodenhead Pinot Noir "Humboldt County"

Winery: Woodenhead

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Humboldt County"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Humboldt County

State or country: CA

Price: $46

Cases produced: 318

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: April 17, 2017

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Woodenhead is terrific. It is an unfined and unfiltered style. It opens with a mild black raspberry and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is similar to the bouquet with tasty black raspberry and Bing cherry with nicely integrated oak. I also detected hints of oak and strawberry licorice and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. You certainly can drink this on its own and it will not last long. You could also pair it with a roasted pork tenderloin. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine is bright dark ruby in color and has aromas of warm oriental spice, lush black raspberry, pomegranate, forest-floor, and underbrush. Nicely perfumed, this Pinot is pure delight and an ode to its origin and different profile. You'll notice red cherry and raspberry flavors here, with notes of earth bearing significant structure, and a rocky mineral and chalky backbone. Moderate tannins are present with black fruits predominating mid palate. Enjoy the rustic elegance of this wine now or cellar. We recommend pairing it with wild fowl or lamb.

Organic status: not organic

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