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Bernardus Winery Pinot Noir Carmel Valley Ingrid's Vineyard 2008

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Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Black cherry fruit leads the way in this wine's ripe, lively and nicely concentrated aromas, and touches of lightly charred oak and roasted vanilla bean provide their own added attractions. Medium-full on the palate and supple with just a hint of velvety softness hidden in the tannin-firmed underbelly, this wine will ask for only a couple of years in bottle to show at its best, but its depth and evident grip will allow it to hold for longer.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

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Bernardus Winery & Vineyard:
The focus of Bernardus is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination. Our Marinus Estate Bordeaux-style red wine is the centerpiece of Ben Pon's dream. It is complemented by Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from cool coastal climate vineyards. We also offer limited bottlings of small production and vineyard designate wines, which are available exclusively through the tasting room and wine club...taste a dream.

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
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05/06/2011

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External Reviews for Bernardus Winery Pinot Noir Carmel Valley Ingrid's Vineyard

11/12/2010

Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Black cherry fruit leads the way in this wine's ripe, lively and nicely concentrated aromas, and touches of lightly charred oak and roasted vanilla bean provide their own added attractions. Medium-full on the palate and supple with just a hint of velvety softness hidden in the tannin-firmed underbelly, this wine will ask for only a couple of years in bottle to show at its best, but its depth and evident grip will allow it to hold for longer.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Ripe and a trifle blunt on the one hand with narrow


11/12/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Ripe and a trifle blunt on the one hand with narrow, but fruity aromas set against complexing notes on the other. Full in body and noticeably high in bright acidity on the palate, the wine once again also shows a blockier, ripe side and will need a bit of time to bring its disparate pieces together.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. There is an extra suggestion of ripeness to the first nose of this wine, but it is nothing more than the typical concentration of the AVA. It comes across as supple in texture if a bit "meatier" than Pinot Noir is wont to be, and its flavors are also varietal but somehow slightly heavier. It has plenty of depth and can age a few years yet.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


11/12/2010

Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Somewhat deeper than the Rosella's Vineyard bottling from Bernardus, this wine is also a bit riper in tone and somewhat fuller in body. Its concentrated black cherry fruit is fully reflective of its Santa Lucia Highlands provenance as interpreted by the uplands at Pisoni, and its supple texture and high levels of viscosity are equally to be expected. Long in finish with fruit, crème brûlée oak and dried flower richness, this wine has the makings of a mid-term ager.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. There is an extra suggestion of ripeness to the first nose of this wine


07/05/2011

"Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Black cherry fruit leads the way in this wine's ripe


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