Pali "Huntington" Santa Barbara County 2011 Pinot Noir, $19.54-$22.99, 88 points, appeared more a Bordeaux purple/red than pomegranate red toward a leggy clear glass wall.
The "unusual" plum/black cherry aroma continues the less than "typical" Pinot Noir-likeness, though there was a more familiar earthiness that developed with air.
Moderately smooth on a medium body with good acidity and mild tannin.
Flavors faithfully follow the nose.
Finishes well with the trailing palate, heat (14.2% alcohol), and lively spice.
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