PinotReport 90-Points Rating for 2010 Pinot Noir Van Der Kamp Vineyard Sonoma Mountain


Cerridwen
2010 Pinot Noir
Van Der Kamp Vineyard Sonoma Mountain
 
90 Points

Deborah Bennett came to California wine country first with  the dream of being a wine writer. Her goal began to shift away from writing as  she became more and more interested in making  Pinot Noir. During her research she met Pinot Noir master vintner Greg La Follette, and he offered her an opportunity to work with him as an intern. After two years working with Greg, she decided it was time to make her own Pinot Noir. Her first Pinot,  from  the  Van  der Kamp Vineyard on Sonoma Mountain on the western side of the Sonoma Valley, is complex and interesting and a great start for Deborah.

Medium ruby color; subtle, spice and cherry aromas with toast and herbal notes; rich, complex stewed cherry flavors with subtle earthy, spicy notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Subtle, spiced Pinot with nice complexity.

84 cases made

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