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| ||Tasted by Herb K on 10/10/2014: Lovely expression it what it once was.... (284 views)|
| ||Tasted by vindictive on 12/24/2013: bottle, fill and cork all excellent. Great wine and a lovely expression of California pinot - nice spice and California dirt. Good acidity, balance and paired well with Thanksgiving fair. (459 views)|
| ||Tasted by Seth Rosenberg on 9/27/2012 & rated 94 points: Josh Kurek's birthday bash (Corkbuzz, New York, NY): Tasted double blind, from magnum. Lightest in color by far of the 4 wines poured. Elegant and mature. Sweet nose of spice, cola, with a little strawberry and dark cherry fruit. Elegant and perfumed. The nose had me guessing red Burgundy - first Vosne, and then Chambolle. The palate is much more austere and bony - maybe this is drying out a bit. Nice wine. Good spice and more secondary on the palate: sauvage and sous bois. Beautiful finish. Man those guys could make wine ... Nose - 5.5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 5/6, Je Ne Sais Quoi - 1.5/2 = 17/20. (1586 views)|
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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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