91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
Bright ruby-red. Highly aromatic scents of cherry pit, rose oil and smoky Indian spices. Tightly wound and penetrating, with deep, chewy flavors of dark fruits, licorice and bitter chocolate. Offers impressive precision and intensity and finishes with noteworthy grip and length. Quite promising but dominated by its structure right now; some bottle age should be rewarded here.
91 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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