94 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2010
($54) Good dark red. Wild, slightly meaty aromas of briary raspberry and musky tobacco, with a spicy element emerging with aeration. Supple, suave and on the dry side, with sneaky intensity and good sappiness to the persistent flavors of black raspberry, blackberry and game complicated by herbs and spices. Firm acidity and solid but fine-grained tannins give this wine good shape.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
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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