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2012 Pinot Noir Reserve

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Price: $65.00
Cellar Door Club Price: $55.25

Top 100 Wines 2015-Great Northwest Wine
92 Points-Vinous
91 Points-PinotFile
91 Points-Burghound
Outstanding-Great Northwest Wine
Double Gold-Great Northwest Wine Competition

89 Points-Wine Enthusiast

"Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. Subdued, but pleasing aromas of cherry and potpourri. A refined and sophisticated bottling featuring mid weight flavors of red cherries and raspberries with a substantial but not imposing tannic backbone and a good acidic underbelly. Impressive intensity that lasts through a generous finish that won’t let go. Enjoyable now, but will benefit from more time in bottle. Much to admire." Score: 91. PinotFile, Volumn 10, Issue 12

"Compositionally this closely resembles the nose of the 2012 Estate but there is notably better aromatic complexity. The delicious medium-bodied flavors possess a caressing mouth feel along with a bit more volume, all wrapped in a sappy, clean, focused and well-balanced finish. I like the delivery and this moderately austere effort should repay 5 to 8 years of additional cellaring. Worth checking out provided you have the intention to age it for at least a few years." Score 91. Burghound.

"It is a powerfully elegant wine with aromas of watermelon, ripe strawberry, clove, cinnamon powder and cocoa powder. The luscious pour produces flavors of supple fresh strawberry and Rainier cherry backed by mild tannins, moist earthiness and a cherry pie finish." Outstanding, Great Northwest Wine, July 13, 2015.

"It is a powerfully elegant wine with aromas of rhubarb, ripe strawberry and clove, followed by flavors of supple red fruit backed by just the faintest hint of moist earthiness. An absolutely luscious effort." Double Gold, Great Northwest Wine

The nose is lightly perfumed with notes of rose-petal. Blue fruits dominate the palate, with full mouth watering acidity. The tannins are elegant and restrained, with a hint of Earl Grey tea. The notes of cedar and a slight saltiness on the finish suggest a perfect pairing with salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Season with rosemary and enjoy. The tannins and acidic structure of this wine mean that it will age extremely well in your cellar. Drink a bottle a year for the next 12 years. You won’t regret it.

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