Saturday, November 5, 2011

Delicious Pinot Noirs....

Some of great Pinot Noirs.

2010 Siduri Pinot Noir Sierra Mar....$45.99
The 2010 Pinot Noir Sierra Mar is ripe, juicy and explosive. Layers of dark red fruit, gorgeous fragrance and freshly cut flowers are some of the notes that flow from this generous, fleshy Pinot. Silky tannins frame the exceptionally elegant, polished finish. This is a stunning wine from Adam and Dianna Lee. This is only the third vintage for Sierra Mar, but based on what I have tasted so far, this certainly seems like a superb spot for Pinot. The predominant clones are 943, 777, 23 and Pommard. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
Rated 92-95/100 The Wine Advocate
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2009 St. Innocent Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir....$41.99
The 2009 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard has the best aromatics of this portfolio. It displays an impressive perfume of spicy black fruits, sandalwood, and exotic spices. This is followed by an opulent, plush offering unusual for its richness in this more elegantly styled vintage. This lengthy Pinot will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2021.
As usual, owner/winemaker Mark Vlossak has turned out a first-class collection of new releases."
Rated 93/100 The wine Advocate
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2009 Talley Pinot Noir Rincon...$49.99
2009 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara...$21.99
2009 Pisoni Pinot Noir Estate....$66.99
2009 Dragonette Pinot Noir Fiddlestix....$46.99
2009 Decoy Pinot Noir....$18.99
2009 Roar Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands...$39.99
2009 Siduri Pinot Noir Cargasacchi...$41.99
2009 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Taylor Lane...$46.99
2009 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clarke and Telegraphe...$39.99

2009 Lucia Pinot Noir Gary's Vineyard...$49.99
"The 2009 Pinot Noir Garys’ bursts from the glass with generous dark cherries, menthol, spices and licorice. This is another relatively dark, sensual Pinot endowed with considerable weight and juiciness. All of the elements flow gracefully to the harmonious, polished finish. The Garys’ has more than enough stuffing to handle its 50% new oak. Simply put, it is a striking wine. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019."
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate 

2009 Loring Pinot Noir Gary's Vineyard....$42.99
Serves up a rich, layered array of spicy wild berry, black cherry, wilted rose and raspberry flavors that are fresh and vibrant. Full-bodied, gaining depth and richness on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 450 cases made. –JL
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2006 Argyle Pinot Noir Spirithouse...$56.99
The 2006 Pinot Noir Spirithouse Knudsen Vineyard is medium/dark ruby with a splendid aromatic array of mineral, earth, cedar, spice box, and red and black fruits, Silky smooth, layered, bordering on opulent, and very sexy, this Pinot Noir will evolve for 2-3 years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018.
rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

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