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The Garys' Vineyard produces Pinot Noir with rich blackberry and wild berry accents, with wonderful floral undertones. It is a wine of finesse and elegant silky tannins, with an ever so slight hint of spices, underlined by a pinch of white pepper.
92 points, Connoisseurs' Series (June 2008): "...this chunky, solidly fruited effort gets very good marks for its ripe-cherry focus and for its sense of substance and scale. Its more than ample fruit makes its drift to finishing heat but a minor distraction, and, given a couple of years in which to grow past its slight youthful toughness, it will both gain in complexity and find a welcome bit of refinement along the way.”
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast (May 2008): “This is one of the most balanced and delicious of Testarossa’s new 2006 Pinots…full-bodied appeal of a Santa Lucia Pinot, but maintains a certain delicacy and finesse.”
90 Points, Wine Spectator (June 2008): “…ripe plum, wild berry, anise, sage and mineral notes…a complex range of flavors…”
Just 864 cases of this wine were made. Drink now or hold up 2014.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.