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92 "Lasting and expansive, this dark pinot has the scent of the coastal forest, hinting at conifer and porcini. The tannins add to that earthy impression with a smoky mineral scent. A meaty pinot noir for coq au vin with morels." --Wine & Spirits Magazine


"Brimming with black cherry essence in the aromas and flavors with a hint of mocha and savory herbs. The fruit really clings to the palate through the vibrant finish. Mild but well-structured tannins give the wine a presence. Year in and year out, one of the best values in Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, or any North American Pinot Noir for that matter. Highly Recommended."--PinotFile


"Rich black cherry and berry aromas and flavors are subtly laced with wet earth, smoky bittersweet chocolate, lightly-roasted herbal notes and a touch of creamy vanilla. Full-bodied. Ready to drink now and over the next 5-7 years."


2007 Pinot Noir

Mendocino Ridge

Estate bottled

0.62 T.A., 3.69 pH

13.8% alcohol

100% French oak

Barrel aged 8 months

Suggested cellaring: up to 4 years

Bottled August 26, 2008

Release date: January 2009

875 cases produced




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Silver, West Coast International

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