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Shandel’s Oppenlander Vineyard 2006 Pinot Noir

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Type: Dry RedMade With: Pinot NoirPlays Well With: A nice steak, maybe some short ribs, grilled salmon

If we eat/taste first with our eyes, then this pinot noir from Mendocino County has it going on.  The wine was a dark rich red.  The nose could be a little scary.  Yes, Michael found some earth scents and berries (perfect for a pinot noir), but he also caught a hint of brett.

Brett is short for brettanomyces, a bug that in tiny, tiny, parts per million, amounts can add a certain something to a wine –

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