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2010 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley
7/21/2015 - underwds wrote:
89 points
Floral nose and blackberry fruit. Caught a hint of strawberry right after opening, but couldn't find it later. A bit of gravel mid-palate keeps the fruitiness under control. Relatively short finish with a little sweetness in the oak. Already a touch of brick to the color.
  • underwds commented:

    11/10/15, 8:47 PM - 11/08/2015 Really got more of the sweet oak this time. Black cherry and blackberry fruit. Still love the brick color.

2009 Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Peters Vineyard Russian River Valley
12/1/2014 - underwds wrote:
88 points
Note to self: wait at least 2 hours after opening. A few minutes after uncorking, this was metallic, sour cherry, wood chips. Three hours later and the cherry added nice plum notes, there was some spiciness to the oak, and a pleasant amount of earthiness. Still, I sort of feel like a 5 year old Pinot shouldn't need to be treated like a 50 year old Burgundy prior to drinking.

11/10/2018 Red cherry, rich fruit, then a little oak. Not bad at all, but lacking the complexity I normally associate with P-P.
  • underwds commented:

    12/2/14, 8:14 PM - Interesting perspective ericindc. I can't say I'd given much though to keeping CA Pinots for 10 years. But with so many offerings not gaining much from cellar time, I could stand to save a few back.

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