91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
Bright ruby-red. Sexy, fragrant bouquet of raspberry, candied cherry and rose oil, plus a
deeper note of black tea. Sweet red and dark fruits on the palate, with
suggestions of spicecake and candied rose adding complexity. Sappy, open-knit
and seamless on the finish, with the spicy note repeating. I really like this wine's blend of sweet and spicy qualities; this makes a a wonderful "basic" pinot.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
87 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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