(from a sweet spot of Coteaux Nobles, where the berries and clusters are even smaller): Good full deep red. Aromas of griotte cherry, violet, graphite and earth. At once silky and superconcentrated, showing outstanding early harmony for such a dense and firmly made wine. Finishes with outstanding breadth and length and suave but serious tannins. A knockout Sonoma Coast pinot that will need at least four or five years in the bottle.
The 2010 Pinot Noir Joli Coeur is a deep, implosive wine. Firm tannins provide the backbone for this structured, intense Pinot. Black cherry, hard candy, violets, tar and licorice flow through to the intense finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
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Source purely domestic wine report
offers a concentrated and earthy nose of leather, graphite, plum, spicy cherry and clove. The densely packed palate shows remarkable balance with black cherry, roasted blackberry and cola bean.