Vinous | Rating: 91Round, silky and layered in the glass, the 2012 Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge Block 14 graces the palate with sweet tobacco, herbs, cedar and dark red stone fruits. The inclusion of 35% whole clusters adds pretty, savory notes that balance some of the more distinctly sweeter notes that are present. Overall, the Block 14 is subtle, feminine and graceful throughout.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
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