2006 Alesia - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

($44) Bright medium red. Pungently floral nose offers spicy red berries and cherry, rose and lavender, and peppery minerality. Red berry flavors are precise and surprisingly concentrated, picking up bitter cherry skin and floral pastille qualities on the back end. This light-bodied wine displays a taut but sweet personality.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 138

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Burghound | Rating: 89

(14.1%) No review available

Drink Dates: 2011+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 32

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

Sleek and focused, with subtle cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors that gain depth and complexity on the finish, ending with a loamy berry aftertaste.

Drink Dates: 2008-2011
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: GrapesofWrath
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/23/2010
A truly excellent Sonoma pinot, especially for the price point. Yummy essences of cherry pie with with a smooth soft finish - this is the way pinot should taste.

3 of 3 people found this review useful.


Rating: 96
Author: VinoDeparture
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/29/2010
Really terrific pinot on the Rhy label. Way to go!

1 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 96
Author: Bacchus2000
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/05/2011
Drink Dates: 2009-2018
Cherry pie in a glass with all the aspects that you look for in a great pinot. Meaty cherry notes accented by some crust/toast, blackberries, and pie spices. Excellent!

2 of 2 people found this review useful.


Rating: 93
Author: RKSIllini
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/24/2010

Rating: 89
Author: Seaway J
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/21/2011
Fruity. However, not as precise as when I tasted 1.5 year ago. Maybe due to shipping shock? One hour later, the minerality started to show, it could use more structure. Bot Rhys, but respectible.

Average rating: 89, based on 8 reviews
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911 bottles owned by 290 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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