International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($44) Medium red. Seductive scents of strawberry, raspberry, cinnamon and frankincense, with a strong floral overtone: talk about exotic-or erotic. Sweet red fruit flavors are given a firm edge by pomegranate and blood orange notes, with slow-building spice and rose elements adding complexity. The very long finish echoes the strawberry and spice notes like a Dujac wine.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2009
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry and strawberry firm up on the palate, joined by a pleasant earthy mineral edge. Deep, concentrated, structured and full-bodied. A good bet for the cellar.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88From the cool Green Valley, the Alesia 2007 Pinot Noir was harder to get a grip on. Tart, high-level acids give the wine a strong pomegranate/leafy character, with medium body and the tannins sharper because of the high acids. This needs time to settle down.Author: Robert Parker
Burghound | Rating: 91No review availableAuthor: Allen MeadowsIssue: 3rd Quarter, 2009
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