93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
Bright ruby-red. Assertive aromas of candied raspberry, cherry and fresh rose, with Asian spice accents building with air. Juicy and precise, offering alluringly sweet red fruit flavors and a hint of candied flowers. Shows impressive energy and clarity on the strikingly long finish, which features a zesty blood orange nuance and silky tannins.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
89 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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