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91 "A crisp line of bright, floral red fruit, this holds that line of sunny fraise de bois while delicate tannins bring a pale earthiness and darker tone, like black tree-ear mushroom. The flavors linger, glowing and elegant." --Wine & Spirits Magazine


90 "From estate vineyards, a huge, extracted wine, but one that never loses its poise. Jammy cherry-raspberry fruit flavors have overtones of chocolate, spices and white pepper; the tannins are soft and subtle. Lip-smackingly good." --Wine Enthusiast Magazine


"Appealing aged, with earthy and dried fruit notes playing off still-pretty red fruits. Complex, lightly spicy finish. Lovely." --wine


2001 Pinot Noir

Mendocino Ridge

Estate bottled

.61 T.A., 3.86 pH

13.8% alcohol

100% French oak

Barrel aged 8 months

Suggested cellaring: up to 3 years

Bottled August 26, 2002

Released June 1, 2003

1400 cases produced




Gold, Los Angeles County Fair

Silver, New World International Wine Competition

Silver, San Diego National Wine competition

Silver, Riverside International Wine Competition

Silver, California State Fair

Bronze, West Coast Wine Competition

Bronze, Mendocino County Fair