87 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Although I expected more from a Laurent produced wine I wouldn't really call it dilute. It was decent although I can see why you were disappointed.
Good fruit, well balanced nice finish. An excellent value. A good sipping Pinot also.
Middle of the Road Pinot
Nothing to write home about with this PN. I have found more than a few much better Willamette Valley PNs at less money. Hope the last three bottles age well and become a good memory after opening...
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Although this has improved from bottle to bottle not one of Wine Access better efforts. We have some left which we will hide away for a while and hope for better things.
Not one of the better deals
Supposedly picked in November, after the rains stopped. Great nose, but found the wine soft and somewhat dilute. Firmed up after a few hours, but lacked density and structure to be interesting.
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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