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|Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2011 (based on 2 user opinions)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 18 notes) - and median of 86 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by vaaccess on 8/28/2011 & rated 86 points: - Ruby color with medium forming legs and aromas of alcohol and butterscotch. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of cherry, alcohol and rose with a light body. Satin-Like texture with a medium finish - It is a tad hot and is a bit sweeter than I prefer, but for $7 at world market I can't complain. (3569 views)|
| ||Tasted by Jab_343434 on 4/2/2011 & rated 82 points: A decent Pinot for the price. Definitely needed some time to air out. Medium fruit on the nose, black cherries on the palate with an early finish. There was a touch of alcohol on the finish which sinister on day 2 of drinking. (4205 views)|
| ||Tasted by vaaccess on 3/12/2011 & rated 86 points: This PN won't knock your socks off, but for $7 it is an amazing value. (4246 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 8/18/2010 & rated 86 points: consistent. great value pinot for during the week. (4865 views)|
| ||Tasted by danielbleier on 8/16/2010 & rated 86 points: Nothing wrong with this wine...not deep or profound but does not aspire to be, light and fun cherry juice. (4927 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 8/6/2010 & rated 84 points: great everyday pinot value. heavy with nice finish (3369 views)|
| ||Tasted by bacchus on 7/24/2010 & rated 86 points: rocco and gina served this during our brief visit with them in boca. was somewhat distracted listening to conversation and playing checkers with mario jr. the wine was pleasant, sweet, easy drinking. unfortunately, it was a johnny one note with regard to flavor profile and it did not reflect typicity for the pinot noir grape. (3419 views)|
| ||Tasted by bpobric on 7/17/2010 & rated 89 points: Very fruit forward wine. As soon as you get your nose into the wine the red fruit comes up immediately. Nice medium plus finish with red fruit. (3689 views)|
| ||Tasted by styleonadime on 7/7/2010 & rated 95 points: smooth, yet spicy with wonderfully balanced fruit and acidity, medium bodied. Perfect with every food, or on it's own (3534 views)|
| ||Tasted by hutch on 5/7/2010 & rated 83 points: Slightly sweet. Easy drinking. Can't complain too much for the price... yes I can, it's sweet and insipid. (3719 views)|
| ||Tasted by Paul_Stagg on 4/10/2010 & rated 79 points: Very light color, looks almost like a dark and cloudy rose. Nose is dominated by fruit, with some candy/jam as well, but a touch of mushroomy funk. |
Kind of interesting. Definite fruit, cherries and strawberry, a little earthiness, then more jucy jamminess. A little thin. Disjointed. dry finish that is almost metallic with more jam. Has some good components but doesn't come together. Not much to get excited about here for me.
2/5, 11/20, 79/100 (3861 views)
| ||Tasted by RobertDwyer on 2/26/2010 & rated 86 points: Surprisingly good California Pinot Noir for $10. The fruit I expected, the earth was a bonus. Nice stuff at $8/btl by the case. (4415 views)|
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.