2011 Big Basin Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (750ml)

2011 Big Basin Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (750ml)

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90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Vivid ruby. Pungent, smoke-accented aromas of dark berries, cherry pit and black cardamon, lifted by a subtle mineral topnote. Sappy and penetrating in the mouth, showing good depth and energy to the cherry-vanilla and smoky herb flavors. Gains sweetness with air and finishes with an echo of vanilla and soft, well-knit tannins.  (5/2013)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Juicy, lively and focused with notions of black cherry, pomegranate, new leather, dried spice and forest floor, the 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains is medium-bodied and elegant, with juicy acidity, and a light, clean texture. It comes up a little short on depth and length, yet is still a solid, beautifully-made red to drink over the coming 2-4 years.  (11/2014)