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Austerity Pinot Noir 2016

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This elegant and opulent Pinot Noir features aromas of cranberries and graham cracker with earthy overtones. The palate reveals ripe red fruit flavors complemented by balanced tannins and a long, lingering finish. Food Pairings: Roast duck or any game bird served alongside truffle risotto.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Austerity
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine SpectatorMarked by a dusty, gravelly texture and underlying flavor that commingle with berry and graphite notes, making for a chewy adventure. Drink now through 2022. 5,200 cases made.

James Laube, 2018
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Wine EnthusiastBaked red cherry, brown spice, wet gravel and sweet vanilla show on the nose of this bottling. The flavors trend toward muddy clay, bay leaf and light red currant.

Matt Kettmann, February 1, 2018