Cinnabar 1999 Pinot Noir (Santa Cruz Mountains)

From northeast-facing vineyards that catch morning sun at 1,200 feet, this is micro-terroir grapegrowing at its most extreme. Cool weather has yielded crisp acidity and fruit that runs the razor's edge between raspberry ripeness and mint-and-tomato earthiness. Very fine barrels add smoke, spice, vanilla and oak-modulated roundness. It seems to lack depth, but then so do certain Burgundies in their youth. —S.H.

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  • Alcohol
    N/A
  • Bottle Size
    750ML
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    9/1/2002
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