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2015 Occidental - Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 97 WA
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 425545-2015-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth opens with a profoundly earthy nose, revealing notes of underbrush, fungi, fertile loam and black truffles over a core of crushed black cherries, raspberry preserves and wild strawberries with touches of star anise and black pepper. Medium-bodied with compelling tension between the wildly intense red and black fruit flavors and the incredible freshness, it has a taut, finely grained frame and long mineral-tinged finish.
    Drink Dates: 2020-2035
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Big, bold cherry fruit on the nose with thickly layered fruit on the palate that reminds me somewhat of fig paste, oddly. There’s rhubarb and cranberry here too, and every indication that more will emerge with time.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2040
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    The 2015 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvée Elizabeth comes across as a bit restrained today. A wine of tension, grip and total brilliance, the Cuvée Elizabeth is going to need a good bit of time to come together. Intensely mineral and savory-inflected notes give the dark red and purplish-toned fruits a sense of pungent lift and depth in a superb Pinot endowed with real pedigree and class.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Mar 2017
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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 230 bottles owned
    • 54 collectors