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In contrast, there are only 340 cases of the 2009 Pinot Noir First Class. It exhibits more of an earthy terroir character as well as more structure than the Willamette Valley cuvee. It is a shade more complex but hardly worth twice the price. Bright ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, cola and lavender, with a spicy oak note and a hint of mocha. Pliant and broad, offering sappy dark berry and cherry-vanilla flavors that pick up a smoky quality with air. Smooth and round on the finish, with the mocha note repeating. This is approachable now and would work well with rich red meat dishes. This deep ruby colored wine exhibits classic aromas of cherry and blackberries, with complex underlying scents of mocha, anise, cedar, and forest floor. Very ripe, fine tannins and balanced acidity create a rich, velvety texture that leads into an extremely long finish. The exquisite balance in this wine makes it a very versatile food wine, but it pairs exce...
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