Kenneth Volk Santa Maria Cuvée Pinot Noir 2008, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
California, Usa

$31.00 (291039)

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91 pts
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November 24, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This maturing, well sewn pinot has lovely fragrance and harmony with cherry-strawberry jam fruit, cinna-clove spice,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A beautiful, vibrant, flavour-packed point with distinctive elegance and an old world feel. Just beginning to show...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

My only note from this winery, the 2008 Santa Maria Cuvée Pinot Noir is of first-rate appeal. Medium-dark ruby in...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

From a blend of pinot vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, the Volk Santa Maria Cuvée pinot is a ripe, supple, red...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Light garnet to ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

Positives: What a beautiful Pinot that is smooth & complex featuring pine, beets, cherry, strawberry, rhubarb, pomegranate, and burning leaves of the fall foliage. Medium to medium minus body with good acidity, a fairly long length & the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: My best wine award at the Wine Tasting Challenge held in Toronto on 26 Nov 12.

Drink now or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with roasted duck.

Tasted: 26 Nov 12

Score: 9.5/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

This is a seriously lovely, maturing wine at a very reasonable price right now (reduced to $25). Was expecting some a bit more plush, but it's also very fresh. Lots of ripe red fruit on the nose as well as some cola, smoke, and baking spice notes along with a bit of roasted beet. On the palate, it's medium-bodied with soft tannins and medium acidity. The flavours replay on the finish, with the tartness of the red fruit keeping everything from becoming too sweet on the long finish. This is one bridges the gap between New World and Old World styles and should be appealing to many. Tasted March'14

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