WA 90 IWC 90 AG 89 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "Only a single wine, the 2012 Pinot Noir (5,548 cases) emerges from this Kendall-Jackson-owned estate vineyard near the town of Booneville. Planted at 1,400- to 1,800-foot elevation with Dijon clones 667, 777 and 115, this wine spent nine months in 32% new French oak prior to being bottled. The soil layers are alluvial, uplifted seabed, stuffed with natural sea shells embedded in many of the fractured rocks. It’s also above the fog line in this area. The resultant wine from these soils is lush, with raspberry and blueberry fruit, a seductive, flowery bouquet, medium body, sweet velvety tannins and a layered finish, which seems to build incrementally on the palate. This is an impressive Pinot Noir that sells at a realistic price. Drink it over the next 5-7 years."
According to Stephen Tanzer - "Bright ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes sappy red berries, Asian spices, herbs and potpourri, with a smoky mineral nuance emerging with aeration. Offers intense red berry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air and pick up a rose pastille note. Clinging raspberry and vanilla qualities sweeten the finish, firmed by tangy acidity and dusty tannins."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2012 Pinot Noir is juicy, pliant and very pretty. Dark red stone fruits, cloves and new leather all flesh out in an ample, broad Pinot built on a core of forward fruit. The 2012 is endowed with quite a bit of richness and volume, not to mention considerable near-term appeal."
Tasting Notes - "Aromas of cranberry and Chambord punctuated by notes of coriander, rose, juniper berry, brown sugar, and Douglas fur. Flavors of blueberry, sour cherry, cedar, and savory elements come through on the palate." 14.5% ABV.
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Varietal/Type Pinot Noir gtin 0784794711006 Brand Champ de Reves Vineyards Size 750 ML Standard Rating 90 Points, 89 Points
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