International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94Bright ruby. Pure, vibrant aromas of strawberry, raspberry and Asian spices, with a sexy floral overtone. Juicy, silky and suave, with excellent lift and clarity to its red berry and floral pastille flavors. A sweet, precise pinot in a distinctly elegant style, gaining flesh and heft with aeration. Finishes spicy and very long, with the floral note repeating.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The 2009 Pinot Noir Three Corner presents an intriguing combination of sumptuous fruit and a nuanced, totally finessed personality. Dark red cherries, mint and freshly cut flowers are some of the many notes that flesh out in the glass. There is plenty of acidity to give the wine a distinct element of freshness and acidity. A huge, explosive finish rounds out this compelling Pinot.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Tightly wound, with firm blackberry and boysenberry flavors that are crisp, zesty and full-bodied, enlivened by tangy acidity and ending with a long, mouthwatering finish that shows a forest floor edge.Author: James Laube
The result has been a decades-long tradition of outstanding vintages: Silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs; rich, opulent Chardonnays; and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 39 bottles owned
- 24 collectors