Dec 022013
2011 Cartograph Wines  – Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, CA, $38 – Rating 91

Very small production of only 55 cases from Roma’s Vineyard near Boonesville, CA. Medium-bodied with balanced acidity and a soft mouth-feel. Aromas of cherry, ripe strawberry puree and baking spice. Flavors of cherry, raspberry and cranberry come together with hints of cola in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Nov 172013
2011 Cartograph Wines Floodgate Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA, $40 – Rating 92

Very limited production of 225 cases. This single vineyard Pinot is just coming into it’s own. A fun nose of baked cherry and spice with notes saddle leather. A round mouth-feel with balanced acidity and soft tannins showing flavors of red cherry, raspberry and a touch of blueberry. As the wine opens a bit of earthiness in the finish adds complexity. Buy This Wine