Sep
16
2010
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2007 Hahn Estates Pinot Noir, 89 points

2007 Hahn Estates Pinot Noir (USA, California, Central Coast, Monterey County) Nice Pinot. Bolder than most pinot noirs. The color was a deep purple. Solid Chery and Cinnamon on the nose with some red bell pepper. Not a ton of fruit ...
Feb
03
2010
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The Crossings Pinot Noir 2008, 86 points

2008 The Crossings Pinot Noir (New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough, Awatere Valley) Went to Smith & Wollensky and had this Pinot Noir. This is a new Zealand pinot. I felt this wine just just ok, but please read on. The color was ...
Oct
03
2009
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Morgan Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard 2006, 88 points

2006 Morgan Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands) Just had this wine while sitting on a bail of hay at a private jazz concert with Peter White on Catalina island. I think the full moon added to ...
Jul
17
2009
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Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard 2007, 90 points

2007 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Green Valley) Really nice pinot. The color was a thinner purple.  A step above the standards. Lots of berries on the start with spices and blackberry forward. The nose ...
Oct
30
2008
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ZD Reserve Pinot noir 2006 wine review, 88 points

2006 ZD Wines Pinot Noir Rosa Lee (USA, California, North Coast, Carneros) Tasted this Reserve Pinot Noir at the winery in Napa and this wine first hit me with "I want more." I felt it was a solid syrah and a better ...
Aug
02
2008
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Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 2005, 88 Points

Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 2005 (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley) Nice Pinot. The wine jumped right out at you because it was very hot and bothered. The nose was leathery with chocolate and espresso. It was fun to smell and very ...
Apr
06
2008
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MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir California 2005, 87 points

Very musty on the nose. Green peppers and veggies are prominent. Hints of sour cherry and lilacs. Some people mention oak but I don’t get any oak at all. Light purple and a little thin. Definitely a young new world ...
Jun
02
2007
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Castle Rock Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2006 – 85 points

Plum and apricot nose. Really like the nose, it is very soft. Nice start on the taste but quickly goes very dark and disjointed. Transition is so fast you really can’t get a good read on the start. No mid palate ...

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