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This young Pinot Noir is medium ruby in color. Aromatically, the wine is showing high-tone floral notes that are reminiscent of a rose petal potpourri. There are also some cinnamon-spice notes. It is a medium weight wine that has an appealing and mouth-watering texture with persistent length. It’s approachable now but will continue to develop in your cellar for the mid-term.
"Earthy, meaty, gamy overtones weave through the firm blackberry and coffee flavors, lingering against crisp tannins. Best from 2009 through 2013. 752 cases made. –HS" -Rated 88, Wine Spectator
"The 2006 Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard is sourced from a vineyard that predates the current ownership. Planted in the early ‘80s, it has low density spacing and has been attacked by phylloxera but the winery believes the old-vine character is worth preserving. It offers up complex spice notes, red and black fruits, and a concentrated sweetness on the palate. It has good structure but is slightly compressed in the finish. Two years in the bottle should round it out and it should continue to drink well through 2018.
Continuity is the custom at Cristom Vineyards where the founder Paul Gerrie remains at the helm and the original winemaker, Steve Doerner still fashions world-class Pinot Noirs." -Rated 91, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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