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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Mark West Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
Mark West Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
(search item no. 121865)

PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Great grapes (where it all starts) and Alex's winemaking talents resulted in a wine that enjoys enticing aromas of dark berries including boysenberries and raspberries. There's a sweet entry of brown sugar and molasses followed by a bit of orange zest and coriander. The core of the wine tastes of fleshy plums with a spicy note of cardamom from oak aging. Reminiscent of our early Edna Valley Pinots, this medium weight wine is silky smooth but with a solid fruit center.

Favorite food pairings include marguerita pizza, sweet potato fries and Thanksgiving with all of the fixings.

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About Mark West:

At Mark West Winery our goal is to craft wines that consistently deliver enticing aromatics, a rich supple mouth feel, and classical varietal characteristics. The wines pair easily with food or for drinking alone. Our goal is to combine outstanding value and style in every wine we produce.