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2006 Joseph Swan Pinot Noir Cuvée de Trois Russian River Valley (750ml) [Printable View]
  Producer: Joseph Swan Vineyards   details
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$24.00
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 19, 2009 , roger price
4 stars "Color: pale; Aromas: dried fruit; Sweetness: medium dry; Finish: short; "
tasted: October 30, 2009 , Bill Haggerty
1 star "Color: bright; very acidic even after decanted an hour. weak tast also. very disappointing"
rated: March 22, 2009 , William Allen
"wine was past its prime with poor color, showing signs of oxidation. Odd since no signs of corkage, and fairly sure had been stored properly."
rated: August 30, 2009 , K&L Wine Merchants
"Called "Cuvée de Trois" because the wine traditionally blended fruit from three vineyard sources, the 2006 adds a fourth, including fruit from Trenton Vineyard, Trenton View, Great Oak and Saralee's Vineyard. Each site contributes unique characteristics to the final cuvée. Swan Estate's Trenton Vineyard, a Russian River landmark, lends structure, spice, deeper tones and a slight acidity. The Trenton View provides red fruit and silky tannins. The Great Oak is the wine's muscle: dark mountain berries and structure. The diverse clonal selection from Saralee's Vineyard lifts the entire wine, with its pretty cherry fruit and floral perfume. A truly balanced wine, Joseph Swan's "Cuvée de Trois" offers the intense fruit of California pinot and the finesse and elegance of Burgundy. Medium-bodied with plush berry, clove and rose characteristics."
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