Belle Glos Dairyman Pinot Noir 2012, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
California, Usa

$44.95 (366013)

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85 pts
5
March 15, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark ruby in colour, the 2012 Dairyman Pinot Noir reveals excessively saturated aromas of baked cherries and plums,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Chill slightly to avoid the sweet, spicy, vanilla and alcoholic note on this dense and milk-chocolaty pinot noir....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Noticeably off-dry on the palate, with raisined/dried red currant flavours that add a sweet-tart impression. Plenty...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a mocha-fied monster - a fudgsicle/milkshake that cloyingly sweet and unbalanced and barely recognizable as...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Sure, this isn't a normal Pinot, but good is good, and this is a remarkably sexy and seductive Pinot taken to a Californian extreme. It's very sweet, with a Bourbon-y nose that includes gorgeously fragrant notes of milk chocolate, mocha, sugarplum, vanilla buttercream, and baking spices that make it seem like a Christmas concoction, but there's sufficient cherry-berry fruit on the palette to provide balance, if not quite enough to overcome the syrupy, unstructured, dessert-like dominance. It's wildly overpriced, but, faults and all, it's utterly decadent and utterly enjoyable.

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