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| ||Tasted by rickv2wine on 7/13/2013 & rated 88 points: A little light and jolly rancherish. Not my kind of Pinot. Fruit bomb (388 views)|
| ||Tasted by rickv2wine on 7/13/2013 & rated 88 points: My prior notes were mis-entered. This wine is thin and a little sad. Not a great Sonoma coast wine. No flavor from terroir or structure. (521 views)|
| ||Tasted by ocfriday on 7/8/2013 & rated 90 points: Classic Pinot with sweet berry flavors, low tannin and alcohol. |
Short finish - wish I had waited a little longer - but I wanted to try my first bottle (375 views)
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Pinot Noir Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.
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California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.
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