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Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar
Region: Central Coast, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%
Item no. 115989
Wind-swept, mineral laden, and chilled sunlight define this terroir. Heirloom, California selections of Pinot Noir. Planted at 4,000 vines per acre. Aged in seasoned French oak for 15 months. Deep concentration, vibrancy of aromas, purity of fruit, and elegance of texture. Plums and wild strawberries follow a nose of kirsch, sea salt and exotic asian spices.
The 2009 Pinot Noir Tempest is simply dazzling for its aromatic complexity and textural richness. Intricately woven layers of dark fruit emerge from this classy, elegant wine. Everything is about effortless grace in this exquisite, beautifully balanced Pinot.
Vivid ruby-red. Complex, heady bouquet of black raspberry, fresh flowers and star anise, with white pepper and minerals adding lift. Bright, focused red berry preserve flavors stain the palate, with slow-building floral pastille and gingerbread qualities carrying into the finish. Leaves a sexy floral note behind, along with echoes of sweet red fruits. Lots of power here, but this is wine is ultimately about finesse.