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Barra of Mendocino Pinot Noir Mendocino Estate Grown 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Reticent on the nose with plug tobacco and forest floor notes that are joined by floral accents, a hint of truffle and lively red cherry, strawberry, lime and violet aromas. There's a touch of coffee early on the palate, then this pops open to reveal plenty of nuanced strawberry, blueberry and earth-inflected fruit flavors. This has an open knit yet transparent texture with a faint creaminess around the edges and gentle suggestions of lightly creamy oak spice. The finish shows a bit of heat but also reveals a light mineral nuance, some fine earthy herb base notes and slightly candied strawberry fruit. Lovely texture and restrain here. 89pts

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Barra of Mendocino:
Barra of Mendocino wines are made with 100% certified organic, estate-grown grapes from the Mendocino appelation. Our family-owned vineyards, which date back over fifty years, are located at the headwaters of the Russian River.
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Editorial Reviews for Barra of Mendocino Pinot Noir Mendocino Estate Grown

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,719
3.50 5
11/19/2012

Reticent on the nose with plug tobacco and forest floor notes that are joined by floral accents, a hint of truffle and lively red cherry, strawberry, lime and violet aromas. There's a touch of coffee early on the palate, then this pops open to reveal plenty of nuanced strawberry, blueberry and earth-inflected fruit flavors. This has an open knit yet transparent texture with a faint creaminess around the edges and gentle suggestions of lightly creamy oak spice. The finish shows a bit of heat but also reveals a light mineral nuance, some fine earthy herb base notes and slightly candied strawberry fruit. Lovely texture and restrain here. 89pts


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Snooth User: Pacific Post
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07/10/2013

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