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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top Reserve American Pinot Noir’s Of 2010


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Duckhorn Wine Company-Goldeneye-Pinot Noir-Anderson Valley-California-2005-$55.00-A nose of black cherry and earth,  medium ruby in color.  A smooth, delicious, medium bodied Pinot.  Black cherry,  blueberry, raspberry, cola and smoky spice with a long finish, a very good wine.              WS-92                  WE-92                  CR-93                  Good with seafood, chicken, pasta.

Sea Smoke Cellars-Southing-Sta Rita Hills-Pinot Noir-Santa Barbara County-California-2004-$65.00-A beautiful nose of dark fruit and spice, dense ruby color, a little darker than some Pinot’s.  A lush, smooth full bodied Pinot, black currants, black cherries, cola, great acidity, spice, a full minute finish.  When you buy a wine a few years back and know if you lay it down it will get better and the wine rewards your patience, that’s special.  One of the top two or three Pinot Noir’s I have ever had, was disappointed when the last drop was gone, amazing.  What drinking wine is all about.              RP-90+             WS-93             WE-93             CR-95              Good with lamb, chicken, veal.

Anam Cara Cellars-Nicholas Estate Reserve-Pinot Noir-Chehalem Mountains-Oregon-2006-$29.92-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark amber in color, darker than most Pinot’s.   Blackberry, cherries, medium to full bodied, smooth with smoke and spice finish, a very good Pinot.                 RP-90             WS-91             WE-90                 CR-90                 Good with veal, chicken, pasta.

Loring Wine Company-Rosella’s Vineyard-Pinot Noir-Santa Lucia Highlands-California-2007-$32.42-A nose of cherry and spice, medium ruby in color.  A smooth, medium to full bodied Pinot, cherry,  blueberries, raspberry,  rich and enjoyable.                WS-92                WE-85                CR-91                 Good with seafood, chicken, chesses.

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Sequana Vineyards-Sarmento Vineyard-Pinot Noir-Santa Lucia Highlands-California-2007-$25.99-A silky nose of cherries, cola with a perfect classic Pinot Noir color where you can see your fingers on the glass threw the wine.  Cherries, plum, cola with nice acidity, a very good Pinot, delicious.                  WS-92            WE-88          CR-91            Good with seafood, chicken, salads, cheese.

Inman Family Wines-OGV Estate-Pinot Noir-Russian River Valley-California-2005-$29.50-A nose of cherry and dusty spice, medium ruby in color.  A smooth, medium bodied Pinot,  cranberry, cherries, dusty spice, at it’s peak or a bit past, a good Pinot Noir.                   NR                 CR-90                  Good with seafood, chesses, salads.

Pessagno Winery-Lucia Highlands Vineyard-Estate Grown-Pinot Noir-Santa Lucia Highlands-California-2007-$24.98-A nose of dark sweet fruit, darker in color than most Pinot’s.  A smooth, easy drinking wine, especially for being young.  Black cherry,  plum, spice, good mouth feel and finish.  I visited this winery a few years back located in the central coast valley of California, they make very good Pinot and Chardonnay’s.             WS-87          CR-91           Good with cheese, seafood, salads.

Shea Wine Cellars-Shea Vineyard-Estate-Pinot Noir-Willamette Valley-Oregon-2005-$40.00-A classic Pinot nose of dark fruit and earth and spice, dark ruby in color.   A big Pinot Noir, big flavors, black cherries, blackberry,  spice, and from firm mouth feel could have spent another few years in the cellar.            RP-90             WS-88              CR-90              Good with chicken, steak, pasta.

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