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2000 Porter Creek Pinot Noir

“Creekside Vineyard” Estate Bottled, Russian River Valley

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Here’s what Michael Lonsford of the Houston Chronicle had to say in a 2002 article about Porter Creek's 2000 Pinot Noir:
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“The 2000 Porter Creek "Creekside" Pinot Noir — * * * * 1/2 — is redolent of raspberry, strawberry and cherry, with a touch of beef bouillon, cinnamon and beet root. Unlike some California pinot noirs that can be over processed to the point of looking and tasting like a cabernet, this wine has all the requisite pinot qualities, including the must-have aromatics.
At $25, another steal.”

Grapes are fermented in small open-top vats with careful attention to details such as the frequency of hand punch-downs, temperature and flavor development. Aromatically, the wine is dominated by red fruit overlying complexities of forest floor. On the palate are strawberry and cherry, with a touch of beef bouillon, cinnamon and beetroot, balanced with firm acidity and silky tannins.


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