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2010 Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Widdoes Vineyard Russian River Valley
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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

(Capiaux's oldest source):  Good medium red.  Tight but nicely perfumed nose offers cherry, cola, anise, black pepper and a whiff of rum raisin.  Darker than the Chimera bottling, with the pepper and Asian spice elements giving the mid-palate an attractively brisk quality.  Distinctly wild, brooding pinot with lovely intensity and length.  As this is normally a low-tannin site, Capiaux adds back 10% to 15% of the stems to give the wine more structural support.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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