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Claiborne and Churchill Pinot Noir 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very pretty on the nose with a fine blend of herbal notes, a veneer of coffee oak and fine, wild red berry fruit. Air brings out more of the oak, which gets a touch heavy handed. A fine balance of acidity and slightly wood tannins lends this a bit of tension in the mouth with very pretty, herb-inflected red cherry and raspberry fruit on the palate. The wood is a touch more obvious than I would prefer, obscuring some of the detail of the fruit, but this fruit is so lively, fresh and aromatic in the mouth that I don't mind it too much. This shows very precise and fresh herbal nuances in the mouth as the fruit gains more of a cranberry tone to it. A little chocolate and cream pop on the back end before the tangy, tart fruit returns on the moderately long finish, though you can sense the oak under the fruit. A very happy wine. 91pts

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Claiborne & Churchill Vintners:
Claiborne & Churchill is a small, family owned and operated winery, founded in 1983 and located in the heart of the Edna Valley, just outside San Luis Obispo, California. Inspired by the wines of Alsace, we specialize in premium dry wines made from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris grapes, as well as handcrafted Pinot Noir from several nearby vineyards. We also produce small lots of othe... Read more
Claiborne & Churchill is a small, family owned and operated winery, founded in 1983 and located in the heart of the Edna Valley, just outside San Luis Obispo, California. Inspired by the wines of Alsace, we specialize in premium dry wines made from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris grapes, as well as handcrafted Pinot Noir from several nearby vineyards. We also produce small lots of other wines, including a Dry Muscat, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Brut Rose, and a Port-style wine. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Claiborne and Churchill Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/19/2012

Very pretty on the nose with a fine blend of herbal notes, a veneer of coffee oak and fine, wild red berry fruit. Air brings out more of the oak, which gets a touch heavy handed. A fine balance of acidity and slightly wood tannins lends this a bit of tension in the mouth with very pretty, herb-inflected red cherry and raspberry fruit on the palate. The wood is a touch more obvious than I would prefer, obscuring some of the detail of the fruit, but this fruit is so lively, fresh and aromatic in the mouth that I don't mind it too much. This shows very precise and fresh herbal nuances in the mouth as the fruit gains more of a cranberry tone to it. A little chocolate and cream pop on the back end before the tangy, tart fruit returns on the moderately long finish, though you can sense the oak under the fruit. A very happy wine. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/19/2012

Very pretty on the nose with a fine blend of herbal notes, a veneer of coffee oak and fine wild red berry fruit. Air brings out more of the oak, which gets a touch heavy handed. A fine balance of acidity and slightly woody tannins lends this a bit of tension in the mouth, with very pretty herb-inflected red cherry and raspberry fruit on the palate. The wood is a touch more obvious than I would prefer, obscuring some of the detail of the fruit, but this fruit is so lively, fresh and aromatic in the mouth that I don't mind it too much. This shows very precise and fresh herbal nuances in the mouth as the fruit gains more of a cranberry tone to it. A little chocolate and cream pop on the back end. The tangy, tart fruit returns on the moderately long finish, though you can sense the oak under the fruit. A very happy wine. 91pts


Member Reviews for Claiborne and Churchill Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: worldsmith
9332691,001
3.50 5
05/05/2014

This was easy weekday drinking, but good for food pairing too. Light and fruity, but hardly one-note.


Snooth User: dougklein2005
1132363
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/14/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: jwbuckl
3000033
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/13/2009

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: ckorson
35874172
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 11/28/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Claiborne and Churchill Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2007 03/03/2010

Claiborne & Churchill Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2007 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/30/2010

Claiborne & Churchill Pinot Noir 2007 and all other wine from Claiborne & Churchill are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/29/2009

Simple, with cherry, cola and coffee flavors, this wine is a bit sweet, with a harsh, hot finish.-From Wine Enthusiast



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