May 012013
2010 V. Sattui Winery Reserve Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, Napa Valley, Ca, $49 (S) – Rating 91

From 4 unique blocks in the Henry Ranch Vineyard on the Napa side of Carneros. Only 158 cases made. A robust nose of black cherry, spice and leather with just a hint of coca. Leaner than many Carneros Pinots with balanced acidity and supple tannins. Flavors of black cherry, plum, cassis, and dark spice with subtle tobacco notes on the long finish. Buy This Wine

Jan 122013
2010 V. Sattui Winery Henry Ranch Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, Napa Valley, CA, $39 (S) – Rating 90

This Pinot is a bit tight upon opening but really blossoms after about 30 minutes. A soft nose of black cherry jam and spice is the prelude to a lush and soft mouth-feel with flavors of black cherry, plum, tobacco and baking spice with just enough acidity for good food pairing. Patience is rewarded. Buy This Wine