13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout
Blanc de Noirs and Brut Roses

13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout Results
Scores: Women Judges
Scores: Women Judges Bang for Your Buck
Scores: Men Judges
Scores: Men Judges Bang for Your Buck
Sparkling Wines

All wines reviewed indicate a numerical score and are awarded medals as follows:

Double Gold

92 or above from both Male and Female Judging Panels = Double Gold

Gold

90 or above from either Male or Female Judging Panel = Gold Medal

Silver

80-89 from either Male or Female Judging Panel = Silver Medal





Russian Ridge 2012 Kent Berry Vineyard Pinot Noir
Santa Cruz Mountains, $30.00 164 cases produced
Female: Mocha and fresh garden herbs meld with lighter tones of cassis and plum. Flavors of ripe red cherry and black raspberry are accented by cedar and baking spice. Evolving oak tannins combine nicely with this wines fruit tannis to form the framework of this wines structure. 88
Male: Distinctive aromas of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with spice scented oak on the nose. Lighter notes of wild berry and sweet plum. Alive and satisfying on the palate with well developed black cherry fruit accented by cinnamon and cola notes. There is nice balance and structure to this wine with a good mix of tannins and acidity. 90
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