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Pinot Noir Floodgate Vineyard Rock Hill 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very clear, lightly nutty and smoky wild cherry and raspberry fruit on the nose with emerging floral and wood spice tones. Super well balanced in the mouth with tart fruit flavors that mask some of the acidity. There are ripe tannins underpinning everything and wonderfully framed wild cherry and raspberry fruit that shows hints of orange oil and vanilla on the back end. This finishes with great intensity of flavor and length. Orange oil shows up again to top strawberry fruit with slow to emerge, almost nutty nuances. Maybe a touch of toasted almond from the oak but otherwise the wood plays very much of a supporting role here. 93pts

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Region: USA » California » Sonoma County

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Winery: Alysian
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Editorial Reviews for Pinot Noir Floodgate Vineyard Rock Hill

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
11/19/2012

Very clear, lightly nutty and smoky wild cherry and raspberry fruit on the nose with emerging floral and wood spice tones. Super well balanced in the mouth with tart fruit flavors that mask some of the acidity. There are ripe tannins underpinning everything and wonderfully framed wild cherry and raspberry fruit that shows hints of orange oil and vanilla on the back end. This finishes with great intensity of flavor and length. Orange oil shows up again to top strawberry fruit with slow to emerge, almost nutty nuances. Maybe a touch of toasted almond from the oak but otherwise the wood plays very much of a supporting role here. 93pts


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Snooth User: Kate Statton
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5.00 5
11/19/2012

High acid with rich red fruit.


External Reviews for Pinot Noir Floodgate Vineyard Rock Hill

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

This Pinot has an admirable delicacy, with fairly low alcohol and crisp acids keeping it silky, brisk and elegant in the mouth. The all-important flavors suggest raspberries and cola, with a long, spicy finish. Its a little simple now, but could gai... Wine Enthusiast. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Alysian Pinot Noir Floodgate Vineyard Rock Hill 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/31/2013

Not unlike Alysians Floodgate effort from the West Block, especially in its focused, rich aromas and its drift into firming acidity on the palate, this wine takes that acidity a step or two further and winds up with a tart edge for its sins. It is d... Connoisseurs Guide. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Alysian Pinot Noir Floodgate Vineyard Rock Hill 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This Pinot has an admirable delicacy with fairly low alcohol and crisp acids keeping it silky brisk and elegant in the mouth. The all-important flavors suggest raspberries and cola with a long spicy finish. It s a little simple now but could gain traction after some time in the bottle. Wine Enthusiast.




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