International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(14.9% alcohol): Medium red. Reticent, musky nose opens to reveal perfumed notes of red berries, rose petal, spices and herbs. Supple and velvety on the palate, with lovely harmonious acidity framing the tangy, concentrated red fruit flavors. Offers a lovely combination of silkiness of texture and energy. Finishes long and lively, with suave tannins. Lovely pinot.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Elegantly styled, with well-proportioned cherry, spice, fresh-turned earth, anise and cedar notes. Complex and detailed, showing vibrant acidity. Drink now through 2024. 2,000 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88PahlmeyerƒA?A?s 2011 Pinot Noir packs a serious punch. Rich and expressive, the 2011 wraps around the palate with considerable depth and volume. Clocking in at 14.9% alcohol, the 2011 is one of the bigger wines of the year. In that sense, it is not a typical 2011 Pinot, especially for the Sonoma Coast. With time in the glass, the alcohol becomes absolutely dominant, while the tannins show elements of bitterness and astringency, all of which suggest the wine was pushed too far. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 72 bottles owned
- 18 collectors