Wente Vinyards Riva Ranch Single Vinyard Pinot Noir 2012 Monterey, California 

My Rating 78 Points.   

Price $25.

Light Ruby in color with Medium intensity and a red rim.

On the nose, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, oak, earth, vanilla, licorice, barnyard, black pepper and spices.

Light to medium bodied with high acidity.

Dry and tart on the palate with cherries, strawberries, plums, red currants, wood, vanilla, licorice, earth, dirt, cloves, spices, almonds and peppercorn.

Short finish with soft tannins and tart cherries.

This Single Vinyard Pinot Noir, is definitely Drinkable, but not to my taste. Not one to be had by itself, better with food with a touch of bitterness on the ending. A bit unbalanced.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

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