Wine of the Day, No. 489

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It’s rare to find a pinot noir for the price that exhibits the integrity and authenticity of the District 7 Pinot Noir 2017, Monterey County. District 7 is a brand of Scheid Family Wines, which, under the family name, produces limited edition, often single-vineyard wines of outstanding character. Grapes for the District 7 Pinot Noir ’17 derive from estate vineyards that occupy the cool, windy northern bench of the Salinas Valley. The wine aged 10 months in French oak, 30 percent new barrels. The color is a stunning totally transparent light ruby hue; it’s a lovely expression of the grape that features red cherries and currants infused with notes of raspberry leaf and graphite, smoke, cola and rhubarb; vibrant on the palate, the wine is sleek and supple, deepening into elements of forest floor and flint for a slight darkening effect but remaining an object of elegant poise. A comfortable …

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