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96 • Canihan Family 2008 Reserve, Estate Vineyard, "Exuberance", Pinot Noir, Sonoma County $50.
Ruby black color. Very bright and fruity aromas of spiced cherries, eucalyptus jelly, and melted toffee with a silky, fruity medium-full body and a long, juicy herb, melon,nougat, and citrus accented finish. A sensational vibrant and flavorful pinot for sipping or pair with spicy salmon teriyaki. (tasted on Nov-05-2012)
93 • Canihan Family 2009 Estate Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast $50. Cellar Selection.
Deep garnet black color. Rich aromas of chocolate cherry tart, menthol-mint tobacco and herbs and spices with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy nut, creamy vanilla, and wood spice accented finish. A brooding age-worthy pinot. (tasted on Nov-05-2012)
91 • Sea Mist 2010 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley $21.99.
Deep ruby color. Smoky aromas of grilled cherries and peppers, roasted chestnuts, and dried meat with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an opulent, tangy cherry, tomato and spice finish. A great choice for duck. (tasted on Nov-05-2012)
89 • Chime 2010 Pinot Noir, Sonoma County $19.99.
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of smoky grilled cherries and pepper, black pepper, and herbs with a soft, dryish medium body and a tangy berry, citrus and dusty mineral finish. A very nice mouthwatering pinot for sipping or the table. Pair with Asian tuna steaks. (tasted on Nov-05-2012)
84 • Chime 2011 Pinot Noir, California $11.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby color. Aromas of cherry and strawberry preserves with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a breezy nut and mineral accented finish. A crisp table wine; pair with pork and lamb chops. (tasted on Nov-05-2012)