Loring Wine Company Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
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In general, our 2010s are very velvety in structure, with a density and purity of fruit beyond anything we've seen - while retaining a graceful feel to them. Hard to describe, but fascinating to taste. While somewhat similar to our 2009s, the 2010s will be a touch deeper and a bit more refined. If you liked the 2009, you'll love the 2010s!
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
|Brand||Loring Wine Company|
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