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In 1977, David Graves and Richard Ward met for the first time in a oenology class at UC Davis. Both Pinot Noir lovers, they decided to start bottling their own. By 1981 they had released their first vintage, 2000 cases from purchased Carneros grapes.
88(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011
Good full red. Pungent red and darker fruit aromas complemented by smoke and fresh herbs. Firmly structured and a bit youthfully bound-up, showing flavors of dark cherry, spices and herbs. With its brisk acidity, this pinot is currently showing less early sweetness than the Stanly Ranch bottling and needs a year or two of patience.