94 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010
($56) Wild, explosive aromas of raspberry, fresh flowers, smoky minerals and Asian spices. High-pitched and sappy, with brisk minerality lifting pure red fruit and floral flavors. A dense, penetrating essence of red fruit, with terrific definition and uncanny energy. Finishes with firm but silky tannins and noteworthy power, but the overall impression is of finesse. This is gorgeous.
94 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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