Vergari Pinot Noir Sonoma Mountain Van Der Kamp Vineyard 2006
92 points PinotReport: Medium ruby color; deep, red cherry aromas with herbal and gamey notes; deep red cherry flavors; earthy, gamey notes, sweet oak, good structure and balance; long finish... one of the most distinctive vineyards in California. Earthy, game flavors are a signature of the Van der Kamp Vineyard. 125 cases made. (10/15/09)
Editorial Reviews for Vergari Pinot Noir Sonoma Mountain Van Der Kamp Vineyard
Unusually pale in color but wildly aromatic with earthy, floral and chalky soil tones. This opens with sweet fruit and vibrant acidity that adds tremendous lift on the mid-palate. A touch of VA but the fruit is light and pure with transparent cranberry tones and some gentle beetroot and herb backing notes. There’s a touch of astringency on the backend and then tremendous acids on the finish. Decidedly not for everyone, but this is the kind of wine that really pops with the right food. With time this adds some skunky herb tones and a little root beer on the mid-palate. Divisive wine. 91pts
Light brown ruby color, good acidic body. The fruit aromatics are pretty excellent. Raspberry, lemon, orange.
aromas of cherries, raspberries, light black pepper notes with little hints of cassis. damp earth on the palate, fungal combined with some spices and red cherries, med+ acidity, delicate composition