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2005 Ambullneo - Pinot Noir Mastiff Cuvee Pinot Noir - USA - California - Carneros - Red

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USA - California - Carneros

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

Greg Linn strives to make the very best Pinot, Chardonnay, and Syrah possible at Ambullneo Vineyards, where the motto is "whatever it takes." No cluster is safe from being dropped to the ground, both in the vineyard and on the sorting table, and no barrel is safe from being rejected and never making it to the final product.

As Linn's source vineyards have more age, Ambullneo now... More »

Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2013 VF: 2007-2015

Author G Wood
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.485%
Tasted On 11/02/2012
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Author Kborn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/09/2009
Drink Dates 2007-2012

Superripe Pinot with loads of rich fruit. Not a lot of Backbone for aging purposes, but what Cali Pinot does. Built to enjoy now. Lush and delicious!!!

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Author JMC22
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.301%
Tasted On 07/11/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2014

Explosive overripe raspberry and strawberry with a bit of VA. A ton of dill and a hint of cream. Ok pinot.

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Author Douglas V
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.143%
Tasted On 11/08/2008
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Author Chip
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.549%
Tasted On 10/19/2008

We had my second and last bottle of this with Teriyaki Salmon on 10/19/08. It had aromas of raspberry (very strong), cherry, mushroom, vanilla & forest floor. The palate followed with raspberry, cherry, mushroom and vanilla flavors. It had more earthy notes than I remembered from the last bottle and was loaded in raspberries. It was very smooth and had a pleasant mouth feel. It was also pretty dry.

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Author Guy Eriksen
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 75%
Tasted On 05/02/2008
Drink Dates 2008-2015

Purchased case 1/08 from JJ Buckley. (003000). Have had several bottles now. A very lovely expression of Carneros Pinot Noir. Richer and softer than Burgundy, but still a beautiful wine.

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