Pinot Noir $50 and Up!

Serious Pinot at the top of the ladder

 


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2008 Alysian Floodgate Vineyard, Rock Hill Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 14.1% $60

 

This is lightly smoky, but with plenty of cola and soil. A gently leafy floral, almost eucalyptus character adds nice detail to the soft black currant fruit. Fairly rich in the mouth but not weighty, with great intensity supported by succulent acidity. The tannins here are round and ripe adding volume to the mouth. This is gorgeous, just packed with berry flavor, spiced nuance, cola that’s not sweet, and lovely citrussy acid that lends this some cranberry notes. There’s some oak spice and a hint of heat on the finish, which is long and redolent of ripe red fruits, dusted with coca and a hint of allspice. Has the power of the best with real finesse and freshness. 94pts

 

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  • Snooth User: EMark
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    Wow it looks like you had fun tasting the >$50 Pinots. The lowest score was 90. I even think I can find some of these. If I do, your opinion will encourage me to invest the coin.

    Nov 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM


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