Reviewed on 2019-04-18
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Rating 91
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Sonoma County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.6%
Price $68.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Long-Term Aging, Special Occasion Splurges, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Barbera, Merlot , Pinot Noir

Cartograph Estate Pinot Noir 2016 Review

The nose on this wine will take you on a wild ride with Rhubarb tinged with rosemary and seasoned meat mingling with unctuous mushrooms, and that's just to start. Then comes the cranberry tang as the wine opens a bit with some added aromas of beetroot and a hint of smoke. It’s fun. The palate wants to be chewy, but the tannins say no, bringing more of an angular tone and a whiff of cigar box. It’s an awesome wine that needs some time.

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Cartograph Estate Pinot Noir 2016
The nose on this wine will take you on a wild ride with Rhubarb tinged with rosemary and seasoned meat mingling with unctuous mushrooms, and that's just to start. Then comes the cranberry tang as the wine opens a bit with some added aromas of beetroot and a hint of smoke. It’s fun. The palate wants to be chewy, but the tannins say no, bringing more of an angular tone and a whiff of cigar box. It’s an awesome wine that needs some time.

Reviewed On: 04-18-2019
91
POINTS
Cartograph Estate Pinot Noir 2016
The nose on this wine will take you on a wild ride with Rhubarb tinged with rosemary and seasoned meat mingling with unctuous mushrooms, and that's just to start. Then comes the cranberry tang as the wine opens a bit with some added aromas of beetroot and a hint of smoke. It’s fun. The palate wants to be chewy, but the tannins say no, bringing more of an angular tone and a whiff of cigar box. It’s an awesome wine that needs some time.

Reviewed On: 04-18-2019