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2010 Clos Julien Pinot Noir Carneros
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - December 2009

Bright, deep cherry-red.  Scented nose offers cherry, raspberry, cranberry, licorice and sandalwood.  Creamy and vibrant on the palate, with a distinctly seamless texture to the concentrated, pure dark fruit flavors.  Sound acids and smooth tannins give this pinot excellent shape and backbone.  Finishes very fresh, with notes of black cherry and licorice.  Excellent pinot noir at a gentle price. 

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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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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