2012 CrossBarn Pinot Noir "CrossBarn Anderson Valley"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "CrossBarn Anderson Valley"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Anderson Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 907
KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: September 26, 2014
Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Paul Hobbs opens with a red currant and mild cranberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused red currant, pomagranate and oak blend. I also detected a hint of Dr. Pepper in the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins linger nicely. This Pinot would pair well with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Dark ruby in color and scented with huckleberries, rose petals and anise, this lively expression of cool climate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir emerges from the glass in layers of red currant, blackberry and cola with subtle hints of vanillin, clove and cardamom. Supple tannins and balanced acidity grace a long finish.
Organic status: not organic
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