Cartlidge & Browne Pinot Noir North Coast 2010
"Despite the enormous influence of California's wineries, too few specialize in premium wines at value prices. One that does is Cartlidge and Browne. Avoiding extra oak and other types of manipulation used by some vintners, Cartlidge & Browne produces fruity, pure, and vibrant wines that reflect varietals' personalities.
Tart cherry, bordering on bitter. Kind of dull and uninteresting.
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