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PYRAMID VALLEY 08 PN CALVERT
PYRAMID VALLEY 2008 PINOT NOIR "CALVERT"
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Item: #378918
Bottle Size:750ML
$36.95
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ROBERT PARKER 91 POINTS - "Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2008 “Calvert Vineyard” Pinot Noir comes from a vineyard based in Bannockburn and is managed Read More...
by Felton Road. With the inclusion of 25% whole cluster and having been matured 14 months on original lees in 25% new French oak, it gives intense aromas of black cherries, warm raspberries, some earthy loam and moss plus nuances of cinnamon and coffee. Full bodied with crisp acid and a low to medium level of fine tannins, it finishes long and savory with some menthol coming through. Drink it now to 2015."

Ruby/black, with purple tinges. Thyme branch, creosote, raspberry puree; a note of bruised blackberries in fresh cream. Reelingly floral: hedgerose, nasturtium, lavender. An intriguing muscat/orange zest component - musk this year in place of spice. Rich and broad, expansive, alluring and inviting without becoming profligate; very ripe, something almost essential, but nothing reduced or preserved; really saturates the palate and senses, in a lush but invigorating way. May well tread the line between lust and listen, but there’s content here for anyone inclined to attend. Production : 700 cases
PYRAMID VALLEY 08 SEM LH 375ml
$14.00

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WINERY NOTES - 1.7 tonnes/acre, 90% noble rot, 10% dessicated, ripe, yellow berries, a whole vineyard pick, for greatest site expression. From a maligned Marlborough vintage Read More...
for dry whites from late varieties, and rightly so: we waited for ripe flavours in the non-botrytis-affected fruit, while noble rot continued to advance, and eventually consigned ourselves to no dry Semillon this year. Our reward: the sun did eventually reemerge, the berries shrivelled beautifully, and we were gifted this unique wine, from a season the likes of which we'll probably never see again. Collected at 39 brix, whole bunch pressed, no enzymes or sulfur or fining "agents" added. Unsettled juice fermented with vineyard yeasts for 19 months, in 450L French hogsheads, 60% new. Bottled unfined, filtered, on the summer equinox, December 2009. 13.4% alcohol, pH 3.45, TA 6.7, RS 100g/l. Production: 150 dozen full bottles, 130 dozen half bottles. Luminous, viscous, deep-lighted gold. Heady musky/floral/spicy bouquet, multifaceted and complex: beeswax, lanolin, talcum powder, candied ginger, dried orange peel, verbena, citrus blossom, and a suggestion of vanilla bean. Lovely lift and floral sweetness, with an undercurrent of blossom honey and stony acidity; really fresh and pretty, light-footed and charming, for so concentrated and age-worthy a wine.
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