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The Hilt The Vanguard Pinot Noir 2011

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Allison & Chris Wallace rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Fruit for this cuvee was sourced from three of the finest vineyards in Santa Barbara County: Solomon Hills, Sanford and Benedict and Bien Nacido. Dark red with little fade at the rim. Very fragrant nose that gives up black cherries, raspberries and brown spices. After some swirling hints of vanilla and cream soda poke through. Definitely a bigger wine, with full body, it retains balance and does not fall into that “Syrah lovers Pinot” style that some from the Central Coast can. Power and elegance combined in the right proportions. The finish is long and spicy with just a bit of tannin. Can drink now or hold for another 5+ years.
Jane Staples rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

THE HILT Pinot Noir has a fresh nose with red plums, cherries, earth and vanilla. The delicious palate shows tart cherries, cedar, earth and forest floor and vanilla. Pleasantly well-balanced acidity and smooth mouthfeel with a great cherry finish.

Natalie's Review

The Hilt The Vanguard Pinot Noir 2011, Santa Rita Hills, California, United States: Rich cherry-berry intensity on the nose and palate of this along full-bodied Californian Pinot Noir. Supple like liquid silk. Drink: 2013-2019. 407841 14.10% XD 750 mL  $63.95 Score: 93/100. March 21, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Gorgeous Gift Wine  Full Review




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