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Jul 282013
2012 Kramer Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, OR, $18 (S) – Rating 89

A lovely example of Oregon Pinot Noir rosé. Brightly colored and refreshing, the nose offers aromas of ripe strawberry and raspberry. Juicy acidity on the palate with flavors of ripe strawberry, tart cherry and cranberry with subtle notes of spice. Great as a sipper or paired with lighter summer fare. Buy This Wine

Jul 282013
2011 Dancing Coyote Wines Pinot Noir, Estate Grown, Clarksburg, CA, $14 (S) – Rating 89

An easy drinking Pinot Noir at an excellent price. A bright nose of cherry, blackberry, raspberry with notes of spice and leather. Medium bodied and fruit forward with soft tannins combined with flavors of cherry, plum and spice with balanced acidity. Enticing hints of leather in the finish. Buy This Wine