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Date Printed: 7/27/2014
Champ de Reves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Champ de Reves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 127265)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/27/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright aromas of fresh blueberry, cranberry and rose petal underscored by subtle nuances of anise, toffee, white truffle and wet sand. Flavors of juicy huckleberry, hibiscus and tobacco emerge on the palate. Lively acidity, granite-like minerality and solid tannic backbone all 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.