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Alta Maria Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2011

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Nose is a wicker basket of fresh strawberries! Nice aromas of cedar, spice and strawberry/cherry. Deep ruby in color. Flavors of plum and cherry with lovely spice and herb notes. Good balance of oak and tannin and nice structure with a long finish. Evolves nicely on the palate. Tight but balanced acid. 92 pts. 4/20/13

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Member Reviews for Alta Maria Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 05/02/2013

Nose is a wicker basket of fresh strawberries! Nice aromas of cedar, spice and strawberry/cherry. Deep ruby in color. Flavors of plum and cherry with lovely spice and herb notes. Good balance of oak and tannin and nice structure with a long finish. Evolves nicely on the palate. Tight but balanced acid. 92 pts. 4/20/13


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/09/2012

Cinnamon spice on the nose with crushed strawberry and raspberry. Also, dark cherry and pomegranate and even purple fruit and basil. On the palate, spice framed red and black bramble berry fruit. Some tartness and heat on the finish, but will integrate in time as these always do. Purple plum skin on the finish. 89 pts. 9/2/12 at Los Olivos tasting room


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/09/2012

Zesty, spicy dark fruit. Raspberry, black cherry, pomegranate, plum and even hints of blackberry. Nicely built with good acid and tannin balance. A bit hot on the finish with tart fruit, but time will relax that soon I think. 91 pts. 9/2/12 at Rancho Ontiveros


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 10/19/2010

Fantastic pinot noir! Well structured, complex and full of flavor that lingers a while. Impressive.


Snooth User: jasonkauf
32776948
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/26/2011

Simply awesome. Delicate and luscious, all in the right spots. Gorgeous, lingering finish. Bravo!


Snooth User: nopderbeck
11771351
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/19/2011

Mark and Jeneal brought this wine.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/03/2011

Four glasses



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