Ambullneo 2005 Bulldog Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley)

Fans of delicate Pinot Noir need not apply. This is a big, tough, drily tannic wine, with almost the heft of Syrah. That makes it an oddball, but there's no denying its deliciousness and complexity. You can criticize it for non-varietalness, but the wealth of cherry and blackberry jam, dark chocolate and rum punch flavors is addictive. It's a blend of some of the best Pinot vineyards in California, including Bien Nacido, Laetitia and Solomon Hills, which is owned by the family that owns Bien Nacido. Could be an ager, but we know nothing of its history.

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  • Alcohol
    13.8%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    5/1/2007
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