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Cornerstone Oregon Pinot Noir Stepping Stone 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fragrant on the nose with gently spicy and milky notes of wood popping over hints of black raspberry and red cherry fruit that shows a touch of a camphor, minty edge. Bright and a bit spiky on entry, this shows some lovely ripe fruit tannins in the mouth along with firm if well integrated acidity. The fruit is fresh and deep though it shows admirable restraint in the mouth, picking up nuanced earth, oak and herbal notes across the palate. The finish shows a bit more wood as the tannins shift to the back of the palate and this picks up a hint of licorice to go along with the tart red cherry and raspberry fruit. Subtle and elegant, this is a rather refined Pinot in need of the right cuisine to show its best. I'm thinking veal and morels in cream sauce. 91pts

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Editorial Reviews for Cornerstone Oregon Pinot Noir Stepping Stone

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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11/19/2012

Fragrant on the nose with gently spicy and milky notes of wood popping over hints of black raspberry and red cherry fruit that shows a touch of a camphor, minty edge. Bright and a bit spiky on entry, this shows some lovely ripe fruit tannins in the mouth along with firm if well integrated acidity. The fruit is fresh and deep though it shows admirable restraint in the mouth, picking up nuanced earth, oak and herbal notes across the palate. The finish shows a bit more wood as the tannins shift to the back of the palate and this picks up a hint of licorice to go along with the tart red cherry and raspberry fruit. Subtle and elegant, this is a rather refined Pinot in need of the right cuisine to show its best. I'm thinking veal and morels in cream sauce. 91pts




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