93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010
($46; 50% whole clusters) Full red. An exotic, pungent bouquet displays scents of black raspberry, cherry-cola, Asian spices and nori, with a strong floral overtone. Round, seamless and sappy, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that gain intensity with aeration. Powerful but light on its feet, with superb finishing clarity and resonating rose and cola notes.
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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