93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
Bright red. Very expressive aromas of raspberry, Asian spices, cola and
potpourri, with a touch of licorice adding depth to the nose. Penetrating and precise, with
energetic red berry and bitter cherry flavors staining the
palate. Silky tannins add grip and structure to the very long, spicy, sharply
focused finish. Offers a suave marriage of power and vivacity and drinks surprisingly well right now.
94+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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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