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1994 Kalin Cellars Cuvee DD Sonoma County Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., released October 2003. · This wine appears young with a beautiful dark violet color. A deep, dark cherry nose makes you want to stick your nose deep into the wine and grovel a bit. I think it is the musk aroma that is also present. This beauty defies adequate flavor descriptions (my notes say, "Just terrific," "Incredible," and "Very appealing." Perhaps it is the umami. Rich, round and mature, alive and impeccably balanced. This is one of the best aged California Pinot Noirs I have tasted in a long time. A wine that makes you want to go straight to bed and shag someone. If you can find it, buy it. Reviewed June 12, 2006

Winery: Kalin Cellars