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2012 Champ de Reves Pinot Noir "Anderson Valley"

Winery: Champ de Reves

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Anderson Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 5,548

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: April 14, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley is very good and was one of the Tasting Panel’s top choices in our recent tasting. It opens with a black currant bouquet with hints of flint stone, earth, and blackberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a mild blackberry and plum with hints of Dr. Pepper, dark chocolate, faint minerality and old oak. The finish is quite dry and its mild tannins linger slightly. The panel suggested pairing this Pinot with herb crusted rack of lamb or grilled blackened swordfish. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Aromas and Flavors: Aromas of cranberry and Chambord punctuated by notes of coriander, rose, juniper berry, brown sugar, and Douglas fir. Flavors of blueberry, sour cherry, cedar, and savory elements come through on the palate. Structure: Juicy acidity, earthy texture, and supple yet substantial tannin structure.

Organic status: not organic

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