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2010 August West Pinot Noir Graham Family Vineyard Russian River Valley
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012

Vivid red.  Sexy aromas of cherry-vanilla, black raspberry and Asian spices, with a floral topnote and a hint of musky underbrush.  Sweet, incisive dark berry flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity.  Bright and focused on the finish, leaving behind suave rose pastille and star anise nuances.  (JR)

90 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

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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