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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Breggo Cellars Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006
Breggo Cellars Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 95484)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $59.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A complex nose of tea leaves, pipe tobacco, and black cherry invite you to spend some time with this compelling wine. Aromas of black pepper, blood orange, and sweet violets are framed by hints of toast and vanilla.

"Bright red. Explosively aromatic bouquet of dark cherry, blackcurrant, Asian spices, minerals and pungent flowers. This reminded me of a suave northern Rhone wine in its energetic display of spicy dark fruits, minerality and floral character. The tangy dark berry flavors coat the palate but betray no excess ripeness or weight. Silky, fresh and sweet on the finish, with the spiciness echoing. Lovely stuff. - Tanzer" 92pts.

"If you know Goldeneye's new Gowen Creek bottling, this is a mearly identical Pinot, a little wonder, for the vineyards are right next to each other. This wine dazzles with exotic, feral notes of wild blackberries and blueberries, and forest scents of pine needle, roasted mushroom, grilled meat, chocolate, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander. New oak adds even richer nuances of smoky caramel and vanilla to this compelling wine. -WineEnthusiast" 95pts.

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About Breggo Cellars:

Breggo means "sheep" in Boontling, in honor of our place, a 203-acre farm just north of Boonville. Our Craftsman house from the 1920s and random cluster of sideways-tilting outbuildings once served as headquarters to one of the oldest sheep ranches in Anderson Valley. For 150 years, sheep dominated the agricultural landscape of Anderson Valley. Sheep, like the domesticated vinifera grapevine, occupy and even thrive on the geographic periphery - places too steep, with soils too thin and climates too cold for other types of agriculture. Sheep and vines flourish where the domesticated meets the wilderness. The margins. This is our place.