93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
Vivid red. Spicy, high-toned aromas of crushed strawberry and raspberry, with sexy Asian spice and floral accents. Juicy and brisk, with enticing red berry, gingerbread and rose pastille
flavors. Finishes with suave, integrated tannins and excellent persistence. This wine was raised in 50% new oak but the wood influence is subtle; it should age well on its balance.
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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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