93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2009
($52) Full red. Perfumed nose offers medicinal cherry, blackberry, dried flowers and smoky Indian spices. Broad and seductively sweet, delivering a sweet, lush texture and powerful red and dark berry flavors. An element of white pepper provides lift and back-end cut. Finishes with very fine tannins, a note of smoky minerals and a light touch. This suave wine is drinking well right now.
98 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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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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