2010 Amos Cellars Pinot Noir, "Shepherd"

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2010 Amos Cellars Pinot Noir, "Shepherd"

Postby Phil_Carpenter » Tue May 29, 2012 8:05 pm

Winemaker and Somm Guru Jon McDaniel let me get my hands on his new wines. I couldn't wait any longer...so yanked the cork on his new Pinot

2010 Amos Cellars Anderson Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, "Shepherd"

I know...I know...it's not Santa Barbara fruit...but it's MADE in Santa Barbara. This pinot is an eye-opener...WOW!!

Let this bad boy breathe for four hours before tasting. I knew it was special the moment I yanked the cork and stuck my nose in the open bottle.

Beautiful dark garnet hue...nose initially exploded with grilled meat and a certain nuttiness. Ripe dark cherry under piney underbrush...touch of mushroom.

Silky structure with a nice acid back bone. Completely consistent with nose and palate. Some dark stoney mineral on back end with a hint of coffee.

Man, this wine is treading a razor's edge between power and grace. This is some crazy fruit for sure. Jon said this has 15% stem inclusion. No real grip...adding to structure and color I'm sure. Very impressive for the price ($32/bottle, 120 cases made!!). GET SOME!!!
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