Wine Spectator | Rating: 96A supple, graceful style that builds depth and intensity, with ripe, plump black cherry, plum and blueberry notes. Full-bodied, gaining depth and nuance while remaining elegant and delicate. A classically styled young Pinot that's also a tour de force.Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Deep ruby. Pungent aromas of dark berries, gingerbread, minerals and musky herbs. Fleshy cherry compote and blackberry flavors gain freshness with air, picking up notes of cola and candied rose. At once rich and energetic, finishing with noteworthy energy and lingering spiciness. This really hangs onto the palate. This vintage's blend is a barrel each from Gap's Crown, Koplen, Kanzler and Garys' vineyards.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The 2009 Pinot Noir 4 Barrel is initially rather intense and powerful, but then turns decidedly more elegant with time in the glass. Dark cherries, plums, licorice, mint and spices are woven together nicely in this plush, inviting wine. Floral and spiced notes reappear on the finish, adding quite a bit of lift. In 2009 winemaker Shane Finley used lots from Gap's Crown, Koplen, Pisoni and Kanzler for the 4 Barrel, with approximately 25% whole clusters.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 54 bottles owned
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