2010 Knez Winery Pinot Noir Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley
Producer: Knez Winery Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Pinot Noir Origin:California Region: Other California Appellation: Anderson Valley
93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Vivid red. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, black raspberry and potpourri, with a deeper note of licorice adding a serious quality. Muscular but light on its feet, offering nervy red and dark berry flavors that expand and deepen with air. A spicy nuance carries through the very long, seductively sweet finish. (JR)
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