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Neyers Vineyard 
El Novillero Vineyard Chardonnay (Carneros) 2009
94 points | $42 | White


The 2009 Chardonnay El Novillero Vineyard reminds me of some of the glory days of Louis Latour's Corton-Charlemagne. Smoky bacon fat, poached pear, honeysuckle, peach and earth all combine in a full-bodied , minerally, yet authortatively flavored Chardonnay that is part California and seemingly part French. This beauty, from a cool-climate vineyard, is just that loaded. Drink it over the the next 5-6 years.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Sojourn Cellars 
Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) 2009
91 points | $48 | Red


From a well-known, even iconic site for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the 2009 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard comes from Dijon clones 115 and 777. The color is similar to the other Pinot Noirs, dark ruby with some lightening at the edge. With pure cherry and raspberry notes as well as hints of herbs and loamy soil, the wine is medium to full-bodied, not as open or expressive as his previous three offerings, but deep and impressively built, with outstanding concentration and flavor authority. It has crisp acidity and should drink nicely for at least 5-6 years. It could benefit from another 6 months of bottle age.

Pinot Report

Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009
97 points | $48 | Red

Medium-deep ruby color; depp, complex, spicy stewed aromas; big, ripe, stewed dark cherry falvors; very complex, earthy, spice notes; silky texture; great structure and balance; long finish. Incredibly complex Pinot with laser-focused flavors. Needs a ton of time, but I love it right now. $48

Wine Spectator

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009
92 points | $35 | Red

Intense and vibrant, well-structured and concentrated, with spicy, minty wild berry, raspberry and mineral flavors that are well-balanced, taut and firm on the long, persistent finish. Best from 2011 through 2019. 142 cases made. - J.L.

Wine Spectator

Sangiacomo Green Acres Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2007
95 points | $48 | White

Bold and richly flavored, with a mix of exotic tropical fruit, pineapple and grapefruit. Well-balanced and elegant. - J.L.