expert reviews about
2010 Misha's Vineyard The High Note Pinot Noir
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2010 Vintage) says
Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2010 The High Note Pinot Noir reveals a lovely, intense core of black cherry and violets that shows nice purity and is accented by clove and a touch of cinnamon. The medium to full-bodied palate is attractive and has plenty of structure marked by medium level, grainy tannins, balanced acid and a long, spicy finish. It’s nice to see brave use of ripe tannins! Drink it now to 2017+.Drink it now to 2017+Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate/eRobert Parker, USA
Raymond Chan (2010 Vintage) says
Predominantly clone 5 fruit with significant portions of 777, 667 and 115, plus Abel and clone 6, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 38% new 300 L French oak hogsheads. Very dark, deep ruby-red colour, slightly paler on rim, youthful in appearance. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated with bright, ripe dark berry fruit aromas, some raspberry liqueur and dark red florals entwined with an amalgam of oak and fresh herbs. Medium-full bodied, this has a tightly concentrated core of sweet dark red berry and cherry fruit. This has purity and depth and excellent linearity with fine-grained, firm tannin drive and excellent acidity for vitality and vibrancy. The oaking is sensitive, adding to the brightness and shine, and this has classical proportion and structure. The extraction builds to become the feature, carrying the fruit to a long, sustained finish. This is a fine, firm and concentrated Pinot Noir with bright dark red berry fruits and the structure to develop over the next 7-9 years.
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