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Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast, 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Russian River, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Item no. 128965
Classic delicious aromas of Russian River/Green Valley fruit — raspberry and pomegranate — show in the nose, along with sassafras and some roast coffee, following through on the palate. Supple, silky tannins provide a seamless structure, and spicy notes of coriander from the elegant oak add a note of interest. The finish is smooth, round, and perfectly balanced.
There’s a lot of lees influence on this wine, which gives it a sourdough taste and creamy mouthfeel. It’s dense in tropical fruit, citrus, green apple and honey notes, with a touch of sweet, smoky oak. A dry, complex, multilayered wine, this will gain traction with 2–4 years in the cellar.
The 2010 Pinot Noir Don Miguel Vineyard La Masia Unfiltered's red apple skin, cherry, plum and foresty notes are very premier cru Cote de Beaune-like. In the mouth, broad, savory, medium-bodied flavors reveal excellent softness as well as enough definition and freshness. This is a dead-ringer for some of the premier cru Cote de Beaunes from Louis Jadot and Joseph Drouhin I used to drink when they were inexpensive and widely available in the late seventies and early eighties.