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2009 Expression 44 Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Vivid ruby-red.  Sexy aromas of candied dark berries, cola, woodsmoke and potpourri.  Oak-spiced cherry and blackberry flavors show a sweet vanilla quality and a supple texture.  This open-knit, broad pinot finishes with very good clarity, punch and length.  I'd enjoy it on the young side.

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Uncharted Pinot Noir Waters
11/18/2011
by Pizarro14005221
This Pinot Noir charts it's own course somewhere between the purgatory between Burgundy, Oregon, and Russian River - very unique, in a great way. Medium garnet. Red raspberry and cranberry, hint of thyme and green anise. Tart, bright red fruit throughout, light body, with a clean, crisp finish with cranberry fruit, lingering tannins and mild, soft heat. Handled lightly, not a typical West Coast execution of this varietal, more earthy as it breathes.
One of the best
09/02/2011
by Martin13794161
We've had many pinots from WineAccess and this is one of the best. We had a wine tasting for several friends the other day and they all chose this pinot as their #1 pick. Would buy again. Rated it 4.75.

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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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