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2010 Small Vines - Pinot Noir MK Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 313388-2010
  • Burghound | Rating: 90

    This is exceptionally pretty with attractively spicy aromas of plum, black cherry and sandalwood. There is a lovely mouth feel to the extract-rich flavors that are underpinned by ripe tannins on the solidly persistent finish that doesn't display quite the same depth though it's entirely possible that more will develop as there is certainly the underlying material to do so. Worth considering.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Vivid red. Deeper and darker in profile than the RRV bottling, displaying aromas and flavors of black raspberry, cherry and candied rose. Sappy and expansive in the mouth, with supple tannins adding shape to the very long, sweet, alluringly perfumed finish. I find this wine surprisingly approachable now but it also has the depth to suggest that patience will be rewarded.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2012
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 16 bottles owned
    • 3 collectors