Wine Advocate | Rating: 100Sporting a deep ruby-purple color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Joli Coeur leaps from the glass with red and purple flower notes over scents of crushed blackberries, black cherries and mulberries, with nuances of aniseed, cinnamon toast and underbrush, plus a touch of bark. Medium to full-bodied and firmly structured with a great core of rich, seductive black fruits, it has gorgeous perfume and incredible length. A barrel sample to be bottled in January 2018, 3,000 cases are expected to be made.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 139 bottles owned
- 28 collectors