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Porter Creek Carignane Mendocino County Old Vine 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Bitter apple, oil, shale, and juniper show lovely purity, freshness and intensity on the nose, with hints of gamey meats and nuanced, slightly smoky dark berry fruit topped with a hint of tar and lots of wild plum. In the mouth this is a bit rustic with firm but well judged tannins, but the masses of wild plum up front, followed by pure bright acidic red berry fruit, quickly buffer the tannins. This is a superbly honest wine with just has a touch of richness on the back end, and while it really has a drop dead gorgeous nose, it is a bit simple in the mouth. Still I would willingly drink a lot of this. 89 points

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Porter Creek Winery:
Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estate situated just aqacernt to Porter Creek (one of lne major trbutaries to tlne Russian River on Westside Road) in the most prestigious part ofthe Russian River Valley appellalion. With a strong commitment to the growing conditions in tne Russian River Valey, Porter Creek focuses on organic, hIside~grown, vineyard de... Read more
Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estate situated just aqacernt to Porter Creek (one of lne major trbutaries to tlne Russian River on Westside Road) in the most prestigious part ofthe Russian River Valley appellalion. With a strong commitment to the growing conditions in tne Russian River Valey, Porter Creek focuses on organic, hIside~grown, vineyard designated wines of grape varietals from line Burgundy and Rhone. Porter Creek’s wines are a unique, intriguing expression of line true Russian River Valley terroir. They are hignly nuanced wines of power and finesse with a purity and depth of character that is unmatched. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Porter Creek Carignane Mendocino County Old Vine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,227
4.00 5
04/10/2013

Bitter apple, oil, shale, and juniper show lovely purity, freshness and intensity on the nose, with hints of gamey meats and nuanced, slightly smoky dark berry fruit topped with a hint of tar and lots of wild plum. In the mouth this is a bit rustic with firm but well judged tannins, but the masses of wild plum up front, followed by pure bright acidic red berry fruit, quickly buffer the tannins. This is a superbly honest wine with just has a touch of richness on the back end, and while it really has a drop dead gorgeous nose, it is a bit simple in the mouth. Still I would willingly drink a lot of this. 89 points


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Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
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0.00 5
04/16/2013

Bitter apple, oil, shale, and juniper show lovely purity, freshness and intensity on the nose, with hints of gamey meats and nuanced, slightly smoky dark berry fruit topped with a hint of tar and lots of wild plum. In the mouth this is a bit rustic with firm but well judged tannins, but the masses of wild plum up front, followed by pure bright acidic red berry fruit, quickly buffer the tannins. This is a superbly honest wine with just has a touch of richness on the back end, and while it really has a drop dead gorgeous nose, it is a bit simple in the mouth. Still I would willingly drink a lot of this. 89 points U$ 21


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/03/2010

Dark ripe fruit on the nose with fine tannins and a silky structure. Densely framed deep, rich dark fruit with shapely tannin support that all make for a great mouthfeel. Nicely balanced. - Tasted at winery 4/21/10



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