International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(12.6% alcohol): Bright red. High-pitched aromas of blackberry and cherry, with complicating notes of potpourri, spicecake and smoky minerals. Tight and energetic, offering a silky texture, intense red and dark fruit flavors, and a subtle lavender pastille quality. Gains flesh and heft with air but with no loss of vivacity or focus. Fine-grained tannins add shape to the spicy, penetrating, very long finish.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2012
Burghound | Rating: 89An expressive nose blends soft herbal hints and floral nuances adding breadth to the mix of red and dark pinot fruit aromas. The supple, round and delicious middle weight flavors are carrying obvious gas on the finish and it helps considerably if the wine is decanted for 30 to 45 minutes first. This will need a few years to really harmonize but it already has lovely complexity and persistence plus I like the balance.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Anthill's 2010 Pinot Noir Tina Marie Vineyard shows the exuberance and flash of Russian River. A juicy Pinot, the 2010 stands out for its pliancy and generosity. The up-front style makes the Tina Marie a pure pleasure to drink young, although it doesn't quite have the pedigree or complexity of the Campbell Ranch. No matter, though, it is striking just the same. A burst of sublime, perfumed fruit graces the finish in this exquisite Pinot.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Tight and restrained, with loamy earth, cherry, rhubarb, crushed rock and floral scents. Ends trim and focused. In need of cellaring.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 113 bottles owned
- 37 collectors