A Few Burghound Reviews We Forgot About...
Highlights on the 2009s:
2009 Pinot Noir - W. E. Bottoms Vineyard: (Russian River Valley, 74 cases, SRP $45, 13.4%). A perfumed and airy combination of black cherry, spice and raspberry liqueur aromas introduces rich, concentrated and opulent flavors that possess fine mid-palate concentration on the solidly complex, balanced, dusty and lingering finish. This is easily the best wine in the range in 2009. Worth a look. 90/2014+
2009 Pinot Noir - Suacci Vineyard: (Sonoma Coast, 99 cases, SRP $45,13.4%). An admirable and appealingly pure nose that is elegant and airy offers up notes of red pinot fruit and hints of spice that precede the supple and textured medium weight fiavors that are plush and round before culminating in a delicious and balanced finish. I like the style and the delivery but it would be nice to have a bit more depth. 88/2013+