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Louise is dark ruby in color. It is more savory than overtly fruity, showing caramel, pekoe-tea leaf and vanilla latte on the nose. Dark-chocolate-covered strawberries come to mind on the palate. The flavors are persistent into a long sweet finish. The wine has an uplifting acid structure and a smooth texture, which are the requisite building blocks to evolve in your cellar for several years.
"On the light side, this is lively, with some pretty cherry and floral flavors lingering softly against crisp tannins. Best from 2009 through 2013. 802 cases made. –HS" -Rated 87, Wine Spectator
"The 2006 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard is medium ruby-colored with a superb bouquet of pain grille, mineral, cranberry, cherry, and rose petals. Layered and plush on the palate, it has loads of savory fruit, complex flavors, and a silky-smooth finish that lasts for 45-seconds. Give it 3-4 years in the cellar and drink it from 2012 to 2020.
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 92, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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