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93 • Ampelos Cellars 2007 "Lambda", Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills $35. Organically Grown Grapes-Sustainable Farming-Demeter Certified
Brilliant ruby color. Bright aromas of chocolate, cherry butter and raspberry jam with a supple, round dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy watermelon granita, tamarind, and mineral accented finish. Nice vibrancy and sense of place; pair with spicy tuna ceviche. (tasted on Oct-14-2010)
88 • Bonterra 2009 Pinot Noir, Mendocino County $19.99. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic-Demeter Certified
Rich ruby color. Aromas of mocha and chocolate covered cherries and graham crackers with a soft and silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a red apple, cocoa, and dusty spice finish. Fresh, tasty, and balanced. (tasted on Oct-14-2010)
87 • Tyee 2007 Estate, Barrel Select, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $25. Organically Grown Grapes-Sustainable Farming-Salmon Safe Certified- 100% Solar Powered
Aromas of smoky cherries and singed bark and nuts with a soft round dryish medium body and tart apple skin and core and dusty earth finish with firm chewy tannins. Serve with grilled duck. (tasted on Oct-14-2010)
80 • Tyee 2007 Estate, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $25. Organically Grown Grapes-Sustainable Farming-Salmon Safe Certified- 100% Solar Powered|Find-a-Wine|
Rich ruby color. Aromas of grilled cherries and apples and tar with a soft light-to-medium body and a brisk crabapple, melon rind, and cotton ball-like tannin finish. (tasted on Oct-14-2010)