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Vineyard: Christine's

OwnerDennis De La Montanya
AppellationSonoma Coast
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 De La Montanya Christine's Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., $45. · Moderately light reddish-purple hue in the glass. Lighter bodied than the 2010 vintage, but fresher, with more Pinot finesse and charm. Lovely aromas of fresh cherry pie glaze and baking spices. Discreetly concentrated essence of wellspiced cherry and raspberry flavors with suave tannins and admirable balance. Score: 88. Reviewed September 5, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 De La Montanya Christine's Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

15.5% alc., $45. Late picked at average Brix of 25.5º. · Dark cherries are the theme on the nose and palate. This fruit-driven wine has impressive mid palate richness backed by supple tannins and a good handle of oak. Score: 87. Reviewed September 5, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 De La Montanya Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

15.5% alc., 48 cases, $50 (sold out). Sourced from Christine!s Vineyard and Flying Rooster Ranch. Aged 13 months in 50% new French oak. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Dark Bing cherries and baking spice are featured on the expressive nose. Full throttle, sappy dark cherry flavor with notes of cola and new oak. Similar to Christine!s Vineyard Pinot Noir. Tasted later in the day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine leaned more heavily on oak and was a touch hot on the finish. Score: 87. Reviewed September 5, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 De La Montanya Christine’s Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 47 cases, $45 · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. An appealingly fruity nose showing fresh dark stone fruits and a hint of herbal oak. Very taste essence of black cherries and plums with riffs of brown sugar, anise and oak wrapped in smooth tannins and finishing with a welcoming grip of acidity. Still young and needs to further integrate the oak, but Very good now. Reviewed June 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 De La Montanya Christine’s Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., $45. Dijon clones. · Darker fruit and more intensity than the Tina’s with tasty notes of cola, savory herbs and blueberries. Soft and smooth in the mouth with a finish that goes on and on. Reviewed July 9, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 De La Montanya Christine’s Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 47 cases, $40. · Lovely nose of cherries, roses, Asian spice and a hint of anise. The flavors echo the aromas. Crisp and clean in the mouth. This wine delivers the best aromatics of the lineup, but the fruit is lacking some intensity and complexity on the palate compared to the other wines. Reviewed May 26, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 De La Montanya Christine’s Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 241 cases, $38. · This beauty hits you immediately with a nose of bright cherries and floral notes. A substantial mouth feel and a long finish make this wine very promising. Reviewed November 7, 2006 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 De La Montanya Christine’s Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 241 cases, $40. · Bright cherry and spice with toast on the nose. Rich, dark fruits including raisin create a full mouth feel. The tannins are fine-grained and the finish is clean. Reviewed September 10, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »