94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
Vivid ruby. Sexy aromas of pungent cherry, spicecake and fresh rose, with an almost liqueur-like
suggestion of raspberry compote. Suave, silky and densely packed, with intense minerality giving the primary but complex red fruit and floral flavors terrific definition and
cut. Impressively balanced pinot with the spine to age slowly and gracefully. The endless finish features harmonious tannins that are broad and very fine.
90 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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