2005 Alta Maria Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley
This deep ruby/purple-hued effort exhibits tangy sweet and sour cherry, pomegranate, roasted herb, and subtle wood characteristics. Medium-bodied and well-made with noteworthy purity, elegance, and modest alcohol (14.3%), it would have merited an even higher score if the tartness were less intensive. Nevertheless, it is an impressive Pinot Noir to enjoy over the next 5-6 years.
by Robert Parker, Issue #172, August 2007
--The Wine Advocate
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