Pinot Noir $50 and Up!

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2006 J Wilkes Bien Nacido Pinot Noir 14.2% $55

 

Rather earthy and spicy on the nose with some alcohol showing. There’s some caramel oak here over black cherry fruit, with some cola notes and a hint of dried meat. Really smooth on entry, this is polished and refined with a fairly complex attack of sassafras, mint, cola and earth accenting the small black fruited core. A bit spicy on the back end, but nicely balanced with a really light, delicate touch. This is a lovely wine for lovers of tender textured and perfumed wines. Don’t look for power here. The finish is delicate but long, with spice, cola and black currant fruit. 91pts

 

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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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