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2005 Neely Pinot Noir Holly's Cuvee Santa Cruz Mountains (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Varner Wine varnerwine.com   details
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$44.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: May 13, 2009 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
90 points "90 points from Robert Parker: "The 2005 Pinot Noir Holly’s Cuvee, which comes from the newer Dijon clones, is an earthy, sensual, hedonistic style of Pinot Noir with plenty of black cherries, forest floor, and a touch of background smoke. Drink it over the next 2-3 years." (Dec. 2008) The Holly's Cuvée blends fruit from Neely's Hidden Block (55%, Dijon clone 115) and Picnic Block (45%, clone 777) from the winery's dry-farmed, Santa Cruz Mountains holdings. Aged in 30% new French oak, this wine has the perfumed dark cherry elegance of the Dijon clone 115 and the dark fruit, forest floor notes and structure from the 777. " Best 2009-2011
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