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89 • Elk Run 2008 Cold Friday Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Maryland$28.30.
Ruby color. Roasted nut, cocoa, and cherry tobacco aromas with a soft, dryish medium body and a tart, baked cherry, melon rind, and peppery spice finish. Very nice. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
87 • DH Lescombes 2009 Pinot Noir, New Mexico $18.
Deep ruby color. Attractive aromas of buttery praline and cherry-strawberry buttercream with a supple, tangy medium body and a persistent tart apple, tangerine, and dried sour cherry finish. A zesty, appetizing table wine; pair with spicy Latin pork or goat dishes. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
87 • Oak Summit 2009 Estate Bottled, Pinot Noir, Hudson River Region $29. Sustainable Agriculture
Brick red color with a fading orange rim. Aromas of tar pit, smoked herbs, and dried goji berries with a tangy dryish light-to-medium body and a tart sour cherry, white strawberry, and grass accented finish. A nice rustic, oak accented table wine to pair with boar and venison stews. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
86 • Biltmore Estate NV Pinot Noir, American $18.99.
Rich ruby color. Aromas of cherry butter and crayon with a supple, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tangy, cherry-raspberry cream tart and nut brittle finish. A tasty table wine; pair with duck dishes. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
82 • Treleaven 2009 Estate Bottled, Pinot Noir, Cayuga Lake $17.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright ruby color. Aromas of cherry sauce, cinnamon, and cocoa with a brisk, tart light body and a quick pithy, wet apple tea bag finish. Lean and little green. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)