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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
 97 Points - "Absolutely magnificent and probably the candidate for my favorite of all these Pinot Noirs is the 2013 Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard from the Russian River. This is one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in Northern California, planted in 1975 with the Martini clone. The wine struggles to ripen, according to Don Hartford, and is picked after Halloween in most vintages. Aged in 44% new French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered, the wine has an opaque ruby/purple color and a gorgeous nose of sassafras, sweet sherry liqueur, black raspberries and floral notes with background forest floor and underbrush. Intense, full-bodied and made from tiny yields of just over a half-ton of fruit per acre, this prodigious and world-class Pinot Noir should drink nicely for 10-15 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015
$100.00  / Bottle
96 Points - "As for the 2013 Pinot Noir Fog Dance Vineyard, another cool site from a hillside in Green Valley, this is aged in 37% new French oak and from the Dijon clone 667 and 777. Absolutely prodigious Pinot Noir, with notes of blood orange, rose petals, blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, this is a stunner, with full-bodied texture, great depth, an opaque ruby/purple color and killer concentration and length. This Pinot Noir should age beautifully for at least a decade or more."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015

$65.00  / Bottle
92 Points - "The 2013 Pinot Noir Hailey’s Block, which comes from a cool hillside vineyard in Green Valley, was aged in 28% new French oak. This is a more structured, tighter-coiled and earthy style of Pinot Noir meant for aging. It is elegant. Pomegranate, plum and black cherry notes jump from the glass along with underbrush and spice box. It is medium-bodied and pure, with the grip of tannins present in the finish. This should be given another year or so of bottle age and drunk over the following decade."
Robert Parker’s, The Wine Advocate, October 2015
$65.00  / Bottle
92 Points - "The 2013 Pinot Noir Land's Edge Vineyards is soft, open and expressive, all of which suggest it is best enjoyed over the next few years. Dark red cherry, plum, spice and a hint of new oak meld together on the supple finish. The Land's Edge is a blend of fruit from Far Coast and Seascape, and is a great introduction to the house style."
Antonio Galloni, January 2015

$50.00  / Bottle
96 Points - "The 2013 Pinot Noir Velvet Sisters Vineyard (480 cases) comes from the northern end of Anderson Valley and Dijon clones 115, 667, 777 and a clone often seen in Oregon, Pommard. Aged in 37% new oak, this is another compelling, blue-fruited Pinot Noir with notes of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, Asian plum sauce and forest floor, in a full-bodied, gorgeously textured and opulent style. It is certainly one of the most sexy of all these Pinot Noirs for drinking now and over the next decade."
- Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, October 2015
$65.00  / Bottle
90+ Points - "Vivid ruby. Pungent aromas of dark berries, cherry pit and smoky minerals, with a hint of fresh herbs in the background. Juicy and precise, offering bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that gain in sweetness and energy with air. Closes on a spicy note, with strong mineral cut and silky, slow-building tannins. This youthful pinot responds nicely to aeration."
-Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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$65.00  / Bottle
90 Points - "Bright red. Zesty red berry and Asian spice scents are complemented by deeper-pitched notes of licorice and mocha. Shows vibrancy and tension on the palate, offering bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors and a touch of earthiness. Closes tangy and long, with slow-building tannins lending shape."
Stephen Tanzer's, International Wine Cellar, May/June 2014
$70.00  / Bottle
91 points - "Vivid ruby-red. Pungent aromas of cherry pit, vanilla and beetroot are civilized by a suave oral nuance. Juicy and nervy on the palate, oering zesty redcurrant and bitter cherry avors that gain sweetness with air. Closes tangy and long, with gentle tannins coming on late."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 2014

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$65.00  / Bottle
91 Points - "Vivid ruby. Fresh dark berries and cherry-cola on the nose, with smoky spice and lavender notes adding complexity. Supple and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and anise flavors, and a touch of succulent herbs. Lingers with appealing sweetness, supple tannins and excellent nervy persistence."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 2014

$70.00  / Bottle
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