89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
(includes a lot of declassified grapes): Medium red. Red berries and exotic spices on the nose. Supple and fruit-driven, with spice and loam notes adding complexity. Nicely pure pinot with good acidity and cut. Capiaux uses very little oak for his basic pinot bottling. He's now big on 350-liter barrels but normally breaks them in on his single-vineyard wines.
89 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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