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2013 Left Coast Cellars Pinot Noir "Cali's Cuvee"

Winery: Left Coast Cellars

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cali's Cuvee"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $24

Cases produced: 11,000

KWG Score: 90.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 19, 2016

Wine Review: This wine looks, smells, and drinks like a Burgundian Pinot Noir. This wine is transparent in the glass with floral notes on the nose. On the palate, it is light with wild flowers, white pepper, raspberries, and hints of applewood smoke. The finish is a bit tart with the acidity overpowering the fruit flavors that are usually expected. This is best paired with smoked salmon or marsala chicken. A traditional Pinot Noir that breaks the modern mold. - Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: Supple and open in texture, this wine offers a mouthful of ripe plum and cherry flavors that mingle with floral and spicy notes. Named after the family’s left handed daughter, Cali, this Cuvee (blend)is 100% Dijon, Pommard and Wadenswil clone Pinot Noir.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Left Coast Cellars 2013 Cali's Cuvee Pinot Noir.

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