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2011 Mount Eden Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate Santa Cruz Mountains
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About Mount Eden Vineyards

Mount Eden Vineyards has been bottling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir about as long as anyone in California. Today, of course, Mount Eden’s Chardonnay is one of California’s finest. The wine is tightly wound, minerally and emphatically Old World in style.

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2011 Mount Eden Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate Santa Cruz Mountains

Producer: Mount Eden Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013

Bright ruby-red.  Black raspberry, candied flowers and Asian spices on the highly perfumed nose.  Juicy, penetrating and pure, offering vibrant, spice-accented red and dark berry flavors and a building smoky nuance.  At once weighty and lively on the back end, finishing with superb energy and focus and slow-building, fine-grained tannins.  I find this sexy pinot very appealing right now but this bottling has a stellar track record for aging.

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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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