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Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir 2012

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A bright and lucid expression of Pinot Noir's captivating virtues, this wine fills the palate with black cherry, raspberry, and sumptuous red plum. A breath of clove lends perfect balance to this wine. Beneath its silkiness lies a core of tannin emboldened by acidity, showing energy and graceful agility. Not to be defined the dominant fruits, the mid-palate reveals a compelling extension of tenebrous earth notes. Molasses and a hint of sweet oak are woven in, creating depth and sustained intrigue. The finish is striking with vitality and charm.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region North Coast
Appellation Anderson Valley
Brand Domaine Anderson
Alcohol/vol 14.08%
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Wine EnthusiastComplex and individualistic, this conveys a savory rather than fruity personality. Smoky, meaty aromas lead to spice-accented plum and berry flavors. It feels full-bodied but not hot, has a suave texture and lingering finish. The first vintage to be released from the new Roederer-owned winery.

Jim Gordon, December 1, 2014
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Wine SpectatorA firm, dense style, with reined-in wild berry, dried herb and light toasty oak notes, gaining depth and range of flavor on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 2,600 cases made.

James Laube, September 30, 2014