2009 Seven of Hearts Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, July/August 2011. By: Josh Raynolds. Vivid red.  Aromas of blackberry, cola, spicecake and fresh rose, with a hint of underbrush in the background.  Smooth, fleshy and sweet, with earthy dark berry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of mocha.  Open-knit and drinking surprisingly well, but there’s a good spine of acidity here that bodes well for at least mid-term aging. 90 points

PinotFile, August 13, 2011. By: Rusty Gaffney, MD. Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark red fruits including strawberries, polished wood and cut flowers. Tasty essence of darker red berries and cherries with a subtle note of anise and a riff of citrus peel on the finish. Soft in the mouth with supple tannins and bright acidity at the end. Good. Read full review here: http://princeofpinot.com/tastingnote/4430/