Brief Wine Notes – 2008 Alexana Pinot Noir-Shea Vineyard

1 Jul

2008 Alexana Winery Pinot Noir-Shea Vineyard

A combination of the Wadensvil and 777 clones.  Blocks this wine is made from subtended by sedimentary soils, and relatively open with good exposure, so ripens earlier.

Notes of Chinese five-spice, blueberry, blackberry, and black cherry, with mocha, cinnamon, and a touch of anise/licorice.  About 1/3 new wood for 16 months.  The entry is smooth and light, gaining weight on the tongue, and finishing long with fine dusty tannins.

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