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93 • Handley 2010 Estate Reserve, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley $52. Organically Grown Grapes
garnet color. Rich aromas of honeyed, dried cherries and marinated beets with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a crisp, blood orange, praline, and mineral accented finish. A lovely, multilayered pinot that will delight at the table or on its own. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)
90 • Portlandia 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon $24.99.
ruby color. Aromas of spicy dill pickle, baked cherries, licorice, and wet clay with a dry medium body and a dried flower, blood orange, and earth accented finish. A rock solid pinot for the table, especially duck. (tasted on Oct-21-2013)
88 • Chime 2012 Pinot Noir, California $12.99. Best Buy.
Smoky roasted nut, licorice, and mulberry aromas with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a pickled beet, cocoa, and molasses cookie accented finish with fine coating tannins. Serve with Asian pork dishes. (tasted on Oct-21-2013)
84 • Insatiable 2012 Pinot Noir, California $9.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright ruby color. Aromas of honeyed cherries, roasted nuts, and pickling spices with a supple, dryish medium body and a beet, carrot, melon and citrus accented finish with powdery tannins. (tasted on Oct-21-2013)