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2012 Morlet Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Coteaux Nobles Sonoma Coast
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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

Medium red.  Wild, Burgundian aromas of raspberry, pomegranate, licorice and spices.  Intensely flavored and savory, with lovely spicy lift to the raspberry coulis flavor.  Finishes uncompromisingly dry, with lovely length and lingering perfume.  Morlet bottled his pinots ten days before my visit, but this wine is already appealing, perhaps in part because he bottles with just 10 to 12 ppm of free SO2. Morlet recommends pairing this wine with quail or a rabbit ragout.

90-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

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