Wine Enthusiast Scores

wine_enthusiast_august_compactAll tasting notes are by Virginie Boone and appear in the August 2014 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

 

2011 Floodgate Vineyard Pinot Noir, 92 points

Featured in the “Great 2011 Pinot Noirs” article

“This tight, classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir needs coaxing to bring out the lovely, lilting aromatics, splendid in savory dark fruit, cinnamon and tobacco. Restrained use of new oak brings a balance of richness and acidity, softened tannins and velvety texture that works in every way.” Buy this wine

 

2011 Appian Way Vineyards Pinot Noir, 92 points

“This Pinot is joyous in fresh berry fruit aromas and flavors, from wild strawberry to taut cherry, the fruit buoyed by lush, velvety tannins and generous acidity. Pretty on the nose and tongue, it discloses a trace of vanilla on the clean, distinct finish.” Buy this wine

 

2011 Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir, 91 points

“Fragrant and inviting in dark cherry, raspberry and cola spice, this medium-weight Pinot Noir is lush and meaty. Bright flavors veer from dark cherry to raspberry, with a pronounced lift of earth and herb. The wine is layered, beautifully textured and long in the finish.” Buy this wine

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