2010 Pinot Noir, Cedar Lane Vineyard - 4 Bottles
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Found in the riverbed corridor of the Arroyo Seco AVA, Cedar Lane Vineyard rests along the banks of the seasonal creek. The property encompasses a pocket of terrain tucked behind the Santa Lucia bench where the riverbed narrows toward the mountains. Dramatic in its setting, the vines are rooted in shallow, rocky soil and produce distinct grapes.
A 50/50 blend between two clones - Dijon clone 667 and Pommard Clone (4); this enchanting wine epitomizes the elegance and richness of Pinot Noir from Arroyo Seco AVA. Loaded with juicy berry fruit, the bouquet fills with wild raspberry and cranberry. In its recesses aromas of pomegranate, rustic bread, cinnamon, roses and earthy characters abound. Crimson in color, on the palate this wine shows a great red berry and cherry core along with firm acidity and supple tannins.
92 points - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2014: "wild berry... clove-soaked punch experience. Spice hits the palate hard with oregano, thyme, sagebrush and more..."
Critics Gold, 92 points - 2014 Critics Challenge Wine Competition
90 points - BurgHound, Issue 58, 2nd Quarter 2015: "There are lovely spice characters to the very fresh and layered nose that is comprised mostly by various dark berry fruit scents. The lush and forward middle weight flavors possess good energy that continues onto the equally complex, intense and lingering finish."
90 points - Bacchus & Beery, Feb 14, 2014: "An intriguing nose of strawberry pie enhanced with subtle notes of leather. Juicy yet balanced acidity with soft tannins. Strawberry, raspberry and red cherry are the predominate flavors with notes of cinnamon and earthiness as the wine opens up."
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