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2009 Cartha Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
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2009 Cartha Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Producer: Cartha
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Sonoma Coast

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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2011

Dark, bright red.  Complex aromas of dusty cherry and sandalwood complemented by pepper, flowers and herbs.  At once sappy and velvety, with nicely concentrated red fruit and spice flavors offering considerable immediate appeal.  This deep, rich California pinot finishes with sweet tannins and lovely lingering perfume.  Rather Burgundian in style, with moderate alcohol.  Made by John Raytek, whose own Ceritas Wines are quickly becoming cult items.

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What a wine!
10/15/2011
by Joffe12602257
We definitely enjoyed the first bottle. We are hoarding the rest and will use it sparingly.
09/01/2011
by Newman13910108
Bravo wineaccess! Delicious, balanced, concentrated, pinot noir. One of the best of tasted. I should have bought a whole case instead of six bottles. Cheers!
05/10/2012
by sampson11920891
Huge cherry core, smooth, easy drinking, should be great for a few more years. Had same night as Michel Gassier Cercius and it shone brightly, completely different wine and both great in their own ways. This is more charming and immediately satisfying, great rich cherry kind of pinot, not huge elegance but saucy & fun to drink.

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