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|Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2016 (based on 1 user opinion)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 4 notes) - and median of 92 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by Backdoctor on 1/28/2015 & rated 90 points: very good wine. Good fruit, alcohol showed up more than in past but blew off in no time (512 views)|
| ||Tasted by Frank Murray III on 2/25/2013: Opened last night, enjoying tonight with a nice cool temp on the wine. This is in the darker colored side of CA pinot, the deeper red and purple zone. The color portends some density, and the fruit is bolder here. Black cherry, boysenberry, some raspberry, that cuts a good path of fruit across the palate. Sturdy. A loamy note lays in the finish, too. I like this wine as it falls CA mid-spectrum, as there is enough of the red edges and acid to liven the darker shades. Drinking pretty good now but I see this going for another 3 years,too. (1530 views)|
| ||Tasted by Backdoctor on 1/25/2013 & rated 92 points: Forgot how good this PN is. It was even better two days later. Awesome! (996 views)|
| ||Tasted by fdub on 6/4/2012 & rated 92 points: Just bottled and had the privelage of drinking with vintner Macario Montoya. Drank along side with the 2009 Kutch. This was much more expressive on the nose than the Kutch with fresh berry, forest floor and flowers. Where this didn't compare right now to the Kutch was on the palate. All the elements were there but it was slightly disjointed and in need of time in the bottle to bring it all together. This has potential to be 93-94 with some time. (1233 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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