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2011 Champ de Reves Pinot Noir "Anderson Valley"

Champ de Reves 2011 Pinot Noir

Winery: Champ de Reves

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Anderson Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: July 28, 2013

Wine Review: This bright ruby colored Pinot Noir from the Anderson Valley is very impressive. It opens with an inviting black cherry and cola like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well balanced, and quite smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty plum and oak blend with a hint of black currant and vanilla oak in the background. The finish is dry and it drifts away nicely. This wine is very food friendly and it would pair well with many foods. Grilled mahi mahi came to mind first. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Bright, fresh blueberry, cranberry and rose petal aromas 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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