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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Champ de Reves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2010
Champ de Reves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 118893)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir has notes of blueberry, red earth, and nutmeg spice with hints of violet, toffee and oolong tea. It has a silky and generous entry, slate-like minerality, and muscular tannin on the finish – a testament to high altitude winegrowing.
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About Champ de Reves:

As a winegrowing region, there is no other Pinot Noir AVA in America that has more potential than Anderson Valley. The features of the valley are a Mecca for the cultivation of Pinot: here one finds daily, cooling maritime inuence, dramatic geological contours with high mountains on either side of the valley, rocky soils and a mix of classic California flora and trees. The ensuing range of Pinot Noir flavor proles and firm structural elements leave no doubt that the Anderson Valley is qualitatively superb.