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ZD Wines Pinot Noir Carneros
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ZD Wines


Pinot Noir



Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) 1998 was a Pinot year, long on growing season and short on crop. An elegant intensity describes this wine. The short yield has resulted in a very limited supply. The total number of cases produced (1,694) is down 37% from the 1997 vintage. Darker in color than most of our Pinots, this wine has a wonderful bouquet of cherries, violets, and cinnamon, with a distinct spicy vanillin aroma from 18 months of aging in French oak barrels. In the mouth, complex and velvety flavors fill the palate. The tr...

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jun-06
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) Well-ripened cherries are teamed up with lightly creamy, vanilla-tinged oak in the pleasant, mid-mass aromas of this generally likeable wine. If somewhat blunted at present by a finishing note of acid-pushed tannin, it conveys reasonable fruit and a nice bit of flesh in the mouth, and it is destined to improve with a few years of further cellaring.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2007 Vintage) Incredibly well-defined, harmonious aromas redolent of ripe red cherries, sweet strawberries, seductive oak smelling of toast and creme brulee lead to a surprisingly supple, almost velvety texture that would seem to belie the wine's tender years. It is endowed with ample fruit in its deep, rich flavors, and if a touch simple at this writing, the wine has everything in place for further develop -ment and promises to get better and better over the next three to six years with quiet cellaring.