Pinot Noir $50 and Up!

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2009 Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir Carneros $14.2% $65

 

Quite fruity on the nose, with plenty of black cherry/blackberry fruit wrapped up with tar, star anise, espresso bean and a touch of alcohol. Rich and smooth on entry, with real tactile weight on the palate but no sweetness. This is still a bit tight, but shows wonderful balance already. There’s deep, almost boysenberry spicy and black cherry fruit on the palate, which is really quite seamless. Cut with just a hint of mineral on the back end and hints of tea and Asian spices, this releases a big burst of plum and boysenberry fruit on the moderately long finish. Sees a nice, cedary and sweet spice finale, with just a touch of heat showing. 93pts

 

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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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