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2010 Pyramid Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Earth Smoke

  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • JS94
  • WE91
  • JR90
  • ST89

Reviews

JS94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
A fabulous nose of dried strawberries, plums and hints of smoke and bacon. Full body, with beautiful tannins and acidity. Super intense and beautiful. Long and gorgeous. No new oak. Better in 2016.
WE91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Americans Claudia and Mike Weersing’s estate vines are grown so close to the ground, they look almost like a bonsai vineyard. Made as naturally as possible, it’s yielded a smoky, savory style of Pinot Noir... Americans Claudia and Mike Weersing’s estate vines are grown so close to the ground, they look almost like a bonsai vineyard. Made as naturally as possible, it’s yielded a smoky, savory style of Pinot Noir that shows some dark plum and black olive fruit and a lingering, slightly chocolaty finish. The silky tannins suggest immediate drinkability, although its inherent balance and concentration suggest it’ll make it to at least 2020.
JR90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
More floral on the nose than the Angel Flower. More aromatic and brighter. Has dense firm fine grain but is also somehow more fluid and juicy and there's spice on the finish. Tighter, more excitable, fine scented... More floral on the nose than the Angel Flower. More aromatic and brighter. Has dense firm fine grain but is also somehow more fluid and juicy and there's spice on the finish. Tighter, more excitable, fine scented length. Less obvious power and density. More 'feminine'. 17/20 (JH)
ST89
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Slightly cloudy dark red. Wild aromas of raspberry, smoked meat, brown spices and mocha reminded me of a funky Morey-Saint-Denis wine. Suave, silky and fine-grained, with good energy to the dry flavors of red fruits... Slightly cloudy dark red. Wild aromas of raspberry, smoked meat, brown spices and mocha reminded me of a funky Morey-Saint-Denis wine. Suave, silky and fine-grained, with good energy to the dry flavors of red fruits, spices and smoke. Finishes with ripe tannins and good length. This went into bottle with much more freshness and healthier fruit than this producer's other current pinot noir releases.