Wine Review: 2013 Adelaida Pinot Noir HMR Vineyard

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2013 Adelaida Pinot Noir HMR Vineyard

Meet the 2013 Adelaida Pinot Noir HMR Vineyard. The 34-acre Hoffman Mountain Ranch (HMR) Vineyard is the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard in California's Central Coast (planted in 1964). In addition to the age of the vines, it should be noted that the Pinot Noir is unique in that it grows on its own rootstock. Here are our tasting notes:

Appearance: clear, medium ruby, clear legs
Nose: clean, medium intensity aroma. Aromas of cranberry, strawberry, cinnamon, spice, licorice, leather, tobacco and tar. The wine is fully developed.
Palate: Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (-) tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium flavor intensity, well-balanced. Medium (+) finish lasting more than 30 seconds with pleasant cinnamon.
Quality: very good, drink now, premium price (over $30). Only 650 cases produced. You can purchase the 2016 vintage for $60 online.

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