Pinot Noir $50 and Up!

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2009 Patz & Hall Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 14.9% $85


Intense on the nose and slightly exotic, with obvious oak undertones covered by slightly jammy, fig-accented aromas of Asian spices, espresso foam, black currant and black cherry fruit. This is soft and slightly dry, ink and blueberry/ blackberry fruited. Not very Pinot-like if rather attractive. There’s some sweet tea accenting the mid-palate, along with some red currant fruit and a fairly heavy load of ripe tannins filling out the mouth. These lead to a mocha, cocoa back end which is followed by cinnamon toast with black cherry jam finish. This is rich and really fairly well polished, with dense, chewy fruit. It lacks what I want from Pinot Noir. Finishes with heat. 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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