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2000 David Bruce Commemorative Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 70 cases, $50. This wine was produced to commemorate the 70th birthday of David Bruce. The label features the work of San Francisco artist, Henry Jackson, who created an original painting, ‘Gather,’ for the label. Packaged in a very special tall and extremely heavy bottle with a wax seal. The wine was decanted. · Intense ruby color. Brooding aromas of dark berry jam, plum, barnyard, forest floor, oak and minerals. A substantial core of dark berry fruit is accented by hints of clove and citric peel. A big-boned, chewy and fruit-driven wine that lacks focus. The balance is admirable and the texture is quite smooth, but the wine just doesn’t deliver much nuance or excitement. It is crafted in the Burgundian mold of a Pommard. Pair with hearty food. Reviewed March 15, 2009

Winery: David Bruce Winery
From article: Tasting Santa Cruz Pinot Noirz