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2003 Porter Creek Pinot Noir Fiona Hill (750ml)
Producer: Porter Creek Vineyards portercreekvineyards.com
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$29.99
Availability:
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klwines.com: US$29.99
Tasting Notes:
http://manageyourcellar.blogspot.com/2006/10/tasting-wines-of-russian-river.html
tasted: October 24, 2006 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3.5 stars "Medium brick-red color and a nose of fresh sweet cherries. On the palate, earthy character with some good acidity and a smoky finish. "
rated: September 12, 2006 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"This meticulously planted, steep hillside vineyard is situated on a southern face with an average of 20% grade, but climbs up to a 40% grade. The vine rows are planted with high density in a special orientation running southwest to northeast, resulting in a constant gentile sun exposure which evenly and thoroughly ripens grape clusters. Fiona Hill is located along Westside Road just at the entrance to Porter Creek. Franciscan, metamorphic, hard clay with a fractured stone bedrock places continual stress on this pinot vines, resulting in a very expressive, unique wine. "