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Santa Lucia Highlands

USA, Pinot Noir, Gallegos, Boekenoogen Vineyards, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, 2011

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N/ A juicy cherry blast with some expected black tea aromatics starts you out. She is intensely aromatic. Wonderful cherry and red berry payload is framed by wet cement and clean mineral notes. Smoke and spice. Powerful. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Bursting with black cherry, cherry, and red berry flavors. Absolutely bursting I tell you. A […]

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USA, Pinot Noir, Bruliam Wines, New Releases Report, (Anderson Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Sonoma Coast), California, 2010

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Kerith Overstreet makes some wicked good Pinot Noir at Bruliam Wines. Wicked good. Two years ago I absolutely fell in love with their Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, and since that time Kerith’s wine making expertise has continued to bloom. Kerith and Brian, her husband and co-owner of Bruliam, take the “we source nothing but the […]

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USA, Pinot Noir, Bruliam Wines, New Releases Tasting Event (Anderson Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Sonoma Coast)

Bruliam Wines New Releases /  Tasting Event Winemaker = Kerith Overstreet I was delighted to be invited to the home of Brian and Kerith Overstreet, proprietors and winemakers for Bruliam Wines, for a first tasting of their new Pinot Noir triumvirate.  Last year, I fell in love with their 2008 Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, and knew […]

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USA, Pinot Noir, Doctor’s Vineyard, Bruliam, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2008

From http://www.bruliamwines.com/ “The 2008 Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir is a big, bold pinot and a true reflection of the terroir of the Santa Lucia Highlands. With a nose of dark fruit and subtle leather and all-spice undertones.” Brainwines.com take… N/ Crisp, plum-steeped, spring water. Elegant leathers. Light lavender. Violets. Candy. T/ Clean, amazingly so. Smooth […]

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