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Pinot Report - SMART BUY! "Deep and full..."

SMART BUY!
"Deep and full..."
Nuggucciet Cellars
Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2012
Medium-deep ruby color; deep, herbal cherry aromas with some oak notes; deep, herbal cherry flavors with toasty oak and some tannin; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep, full Pinot with good structure for age.

60 cases made
$36
Score: 90

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Wine Enthusiast Review - 10/1/14

From an Oxnard-based winery, the wine offers aromas of tart cranberry, savory stewed tomatoes, violet, black cardamom and other Indian spices. These evolve into flavors of blackberry fruit, dill and oregano on the midpalate, and cola-flavored acidity on the finish.
— (10/1/2014) — 91

by Matt Kettmann

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Pinot Report - SMART BUY! "Complex and earthy..."

SMART BUY!
"Complex and earthy..."
Nuggucciet Cellars
Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Hyland Vineyard 2011
Medium ruby color; forward, spicy cherry aromas with earthy notes; ripe, juicy cherry flavors with spice and toasty notes; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Complex, earthy Pinot with really nice fruit. Drinks well now and will improve.

40 cases made
$26
Score: 92

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Pinot Report - SMART BUY! "Rich and earthy..."

SMART BUY!
"Rich and earthy..."
Nuggucciet Cellars
Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard 2010
Medium ruby color; dusty, spicy aromas with red cherry notes; full red cherry and plum flavors with earthy and spice notes; some oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich, earthy Pinot with some nice spice and pepper notes. Drinking well now.

43 cases made
$30
Score: 91

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Pinot Report - ISSUE NO. 76

SMART BUY!

"Elegant, subtle Pinot..."

Nuggucciet Cellars
Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2009

Medium ruby color; subdued earthy cherry aromas with some herbal notes; ripe, delicate cherry and earth flavors; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Elegant Pinot with some nice subtle flavors. Easy to drink by itself or pair with a roasted chicken.

38 cases made
$25
Score: 90

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Rex Pickett - Author of "Sideways"

Nuggicciet Cellars is the brain child of Russ and Nancy Briley. Their maiden Pinot Noir, made in very limited quantities is surprisingly complex and delicious for a first offering. Please check them out. They're a tiny, custom crush winery who, I'm sure, will grow into a bigger concern, producing ever more astonishing wines. http://www.nugguccietcellars.com/

Rex Pickett - Author of "Sideways"

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