2009 Capiaux Pinot Noir, Freestone Hill Vineyard
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $36.89 (Joe Canal's, Lawrenceville NJ)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Absolutely beautiful Pinot. Intensely flavored, velvet-textured, seamless wine with oodles of exotic, smoky, spicy wild berry fruit and notes of cola, sweet flowers, charcoal. Still in its infancy, but completely delicious even now. I'd rate this a tad behind the spectacular '09 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot from this great vineyard, but this wine is sensational in its own right. - HK 2012-05-20


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