Parker Station 2009 Pinot Noir, $10.00-$14.99, 86 points, appeared a bright ruby trending light cranberry red in color with a broad clear rim.
A juicy red grape and black cherry with a bit of sweaty sock smell was only okay for me.
The medium body with bright acidity and mild tannin dialed-up a crisp foundation for lively strawberry and cranberry flavors which were fresh and tart.
Finished long with an astringent, tart trailing palate, and a hint of spice with a touch of the 13.8% alcohol.
This Fess Parker Pinot Noir nearly fulfills its claim to be "The best Pinot Noir you can afford to drink daily".
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