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"This attractive, well-defined release is fit with fine cherryish fruit and a bit of the velvety texture that marks the best workings of the grape...but the wine never lets go of its basic fruit, and it should do nicely when served alongside a juicy pork roast. Drink it now or let it go for two or three more years." -- Connoisseur's Guide

 

"This Pinot Noir struts its usual sinful mix of violets, lavender and dried rose petal aromas, supple in the mouth with a texture that is buttery-plus, with lots of black cherry and sweet leather."-- Richard Paul Hinkle

 

"Our Caribbean menu calls for adaptable wines like theā€¦1998 Pinot Noir from Greenwood Ridge Vineyards." -- Gourmet Magazine

 

"Bright and elegant. Ripe and jammy with the accent on blackberry over cherry fruit. Integrated tannins." -- The Press Democrat

 

"Vanilla, black-cherry and coffee aroma; lush flavors, silky texture, big roasted-coffee and ripe-fruit flavors; long balanced finish. Perfect with braised rabbit and bitter greens."-- The San Francisco Chronicle

 

"Soft and round, this cool, spicy pinot is weighty with fruit. The full mid-palate has a cherry compote flavor, contrasting with the minty aromatics. Allay its weight with beef tenderloin."-- Wine & Spirits Magazine

 

1998 Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley

0.56 T.A., 3.60 pH

14.1 alcohol

Bottled August 19, 1999

Released November 15, 1999

1100 cases produced

$24.00

 

Awards

Gold, West Coast Wine Competition

Silver, Los Angeles County Fair

Silver, New World International Wine Competition

Bronze, National Orange Show

Bronze, San Diego National Wine Competition