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2009 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee Schultze Family Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains
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2009 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee Schultze Family Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains

Producer: Windy Oaks Estate
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

Bright medium red.  Spicy, highly perfumed aromas of strawberry, raspberry and candied rose, with a subtle touch of blood orange adding vivacity.  Silky and sweet on the palate, offering vibrant red fruit flavors that pick up a deeper cherry pit nuance with air.  Closes smooth, seamless and long, with lingering florality and a touch of licorice.

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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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