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BAXTER     2007     ‘Run Dog Vineyard’     Anderson Valley

BAXTER     2007     ‘Oppenlander Vineyard’     Mendocino       

BAXTER     2007     ‘Toulouse Vineyard’     Anderson Valley

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94 points     Wine Enthusiast     - ‘Superb, a great achievement’

‘An exotic Pinot of a type usually limited to Anderson Valley.  It’s marked as much by gamy, mushroom and forest floor notes as by raspberries, cherries and red currants, with notes of licorice and pepper.  Drily crisp and elegantly constructed, this complex young wine should develop for 4-6 years.’  -S.H.     October 2010


90 points     Wine Spectator     - ‘Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style’

‘Firm and intense, this is marked by ripe, vibrant black cherry and wild berry fruit that’s tight, focused and full bodied, offering a touch of rhubarb and spice.  Ends with ripe, clean tannins.  Drink now through 2016.’  -J.L.     August 2010


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‘Bright acidity and a memorable finish.’  -R.G.     January 2010

‘Moderately deep reddish-violet color.  A woodsy and nutty nose featuring cherry fruit.  An earthy wine with some notable minerality enhancing the raspberry and cherry fruit flavors augmented by a subtle note of citrus with a little heat on the finish.  Generous acidity, mild tannins and admirable finesse.’  -R.G.     May 2009

93 points     Wine Enthusiast     - ‘Excellent, highly recommended’

‘A fresh, vibrant but tight young Pinot Noir.  It’s rich in wild raspberry, cherry and cola flavors, enhanced with spicy oak, and firm in acidity and tannins.  SHould be cellared for a good 3-5 years.’  Cellar Selection.  -S.H.     October 2010


90 points     Wine Spectator     - ‘Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style’

‘Tight, firm and structured, displaying a complex mix of black cherry and wild berry fruit framed by taut acidity and chewy tannins.  Deep and concentrated, slowly unfolding to reveal more complexity and nuance.  Drink now through 2016.’  -J.L.     August 2010


Winner of ‘Golden Glass’     Slow Food Tasting     -San Francisco     June 2010


PinotFile

‘dark and earthy with a healthy tannic backbone’  -R.G.     January 2010

93 points     Wine Enthusiast     - ‘Excellent, highly recommended’

‘A very rich pinot Noir, filled with delicious cherry, raspberry, cedar and spice flavors, as well as an umami bacon smokiness.  Balanced with crisp acidity and very fine tannins.  Beautiful now and through 2013.’  -S.H.     October 2010


90 points & Best Buy     Wines & Spirits     - ‘Exceptional example of type’

Full review available October 2010 issue


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‘an attractive richness of flavor with impeccable balance’  -R.G.     January 2010

‘Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass.  Nicely outfitted nose featuring scents of red fruits including strawberries and cherries, rose petals and a hint of spice.  Tasty core of deliciously spiced redder fruits with a touch of underlying wet leaves and underbrush.  Light in weight with bright acidity that lifts the vibrancy of the fruit.  Very good.’  -R.G.     June 2010


88 points     Wine Spectator     - ‘Very good: a wine with special qualities’

‘Detailed, offering juicy black cherry, berry, mineral and tobacco details that are firm and focused, with  a delightful mineral note that weaves in and out, gaining momentum on the finish.  Drink now through 2016.’  -M.W.     August 2010