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|Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2012 (based on 2 user opinions)|
|Community Tasting History|
Community Tasting Notes (average 23 notes) - and median of 89 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by songoose on 8/12/2013 & rated 90 points: Certainly old world in style, which I dig. Spice, cola, touch of barnyard. Moderate cherry fruit. Good acidity. Nice buy at $20 in PA.|
Full review: http://pavineco.com/?p=2613 (384 views)
| ||Tasted by J2K on 6/29/2013: Light bodied, black cherry flavor, dirt and tar, good acidity, more of an old world red burg which I prefer. Gave this plenty of time to breathe as I wanted it to get better but never got to a full harmony. (559 views)|
| ||Tasted by klezman on 4/23/2013: Excellent after about 10 minutes from pop and pour. The initial sips were rather disjointed and harsh but after a tiny bit of air it started to come together. Light purple colour, almost transparent colourless rim. Very bright acidity and flavours - pomegranate and raspberry. Hint of sweetness on the finish (not RS, but fruity sweetness) and not much oak influence. Huge minerality also - very lively wine. Not much earthiness or mushroom is my only kvetch with this one, but it's such a bright and extracted yet light wine that I don't actually miss it that much.|
After another 20 minutes or so, some complexity is coming out, including something more gamey and a touch of earth - almost like pine forest.
The acid level in this wine is huge - I bet it has at least a decade left in it. (768 views)
| ||Tasted by richardhod on 10/9/2012 & rated 93 points: Top notch California Pinot. Excellent acidity, deep fruit without being big and Cabernetty, or oaky, and made to express the grape, not please bombasts. Along with the Inspiration and Rasmussen one of California's best that I've had. If you like European Pinot Noirs, this is a California wine you will appreciate. (1717 views)|
| ||Tasted by zachusaf on 5/19/2012 & rated 83 points: Sour..No depth, no fruit, no nose. Very disappointed in this. I've had better Pinot at the $10 price point at Costco. (1787 views)|
| ||Tasted by LizT on 2/12/2012 & rated 87 points: First opened it was a bit sour (vinagery?) with little fruit. However, it was a bit too cold and after decanting and warming a bit it turned out much nicer although still low on fruit. With more time I really liked it - more earth, vanilla and dried fruit. (1697 views)|
| ||Tasted by mranderson on 2/5/2012 & rated 84 points: very disappointed in this...very little fruit to much tartness and acidity. At $55 a bottle I'd be real upset...thank goodness it's not what I paid. (1616 views)|
| ||Tasted by woodwardcellar on 10/11/2010 & rated 89 points: Bright, perfumed red fruit. A touch earthy, a touch sour. A very good Pinot. (2422 views)|
| ||Tasted by jeremy_ross on 8/25/2010 & rated 89 points: Typical Pinot garnet color, pretty transparent. Smell: Perfumed red berries. Taste: Wild red berries, perfume, subtle amounts of pepper and coriander. Finish is dominated by the perfume flavors. (1891 views)|
| ||Tasted by woodwardcellar on 8/20/2010 & rated 84 points: bright red fruits, smooth. A relaxed pinot that went well with food. But overall a poor QPR for me. (1907 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 4/12/2010 & rated 91 points: On first opening it benefitted from a pass through the vinturi, which brought out more earth and fruit, but I think it's actually best just left to breathe. It opens up slowly but oh so nicely that it seems a shame to try to rush it. Great aromas and flavors all well balanced. |
The Tudor is running out too fast! Send more! Quickly!! î :-D (2000 views)
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 4/7/2010 & rated 90 points: Another rocking Pinot from Dan! (1950 views)|
| ||Tasted by steveabb on 2/12/2010 & rated 91 points: Not sure if I could disagree more with oog on this one. We drink and LOTS of Pinot Noir from every appelation we can get our hands on and this bottle is very nice. Older world style and I like the pepper on this one relative to most Pinots we drink. Had this with a Thai dish and it rocked! (2130 views)|
| ||Tasted by oog on 12/19/2009 & rated 80 points: Open for about an hour -- Nose: Virtually none, some light fruit. Taste: Very little flavor. Like sour cranberry juice that has been very watered down. Nothing to it. Very poor QPR. (2292 views)|
| ||Tasted by emf on 11/25/2009: very different from 06 Kosta Browne. Light in color and body with smoke and red berries aromas and in the mouth. Much lighter than KB with a more elegant structure. Enjoyed very much. (2327 views)|
| ||Tasted by emf on 9/17/2009: Light red in color, witharomas of smoke and red berries. On tasting it had red rasberries and red cherries, nice finish, Enjoyed. (2599 views)|
| ||Tasted by emf on 7/29/2009: @ Blackfish with Scallop tasting menu. light red in color with aromas of smoke, red berries and some spiciness. Smooth mouth feel with asmokiness and raspberries and a good finish. Very nice! (2621 views)|
| ||Tasted by peternelson on 3/17/2009 & rated 89 points: Family Wine Makers: Classic lower level pinot--well made w/bluebery frt; hi as (554 views)|
Tudor Producer website
2006 Tudor Pinot Noir Anderson ValleyAlcohol: 14.3%
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Months in Barrel: 11 months
Oak: Francois Frere
Release Date: September 01, 2008
Time In Oak: 11 months
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation: Open Top Fermentation
Titratable Acidity: 5.8 g tartaric/L Titration
802 cases made
Crisp acidity and very Burgundian in style. Orange peel on and aromatic on the nose. Classic Anderson Valley Pinot that really shows off the terroir.
"90 points Wine Spectator -Complex loamy earth, dried berry and currant aromas are firm and structured, tight and focused, with hints of blueberry and floral scents. Drink now through 2014. 802 cases made. J.L."
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 California Wines (Wine Institute of California)
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.
North CoastThe North Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) in California, covering more than three million acres, includes Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties, and portions of Marin and Solano counties. (see The Wine Institute for more information)