Prince of Pinot praises Briceland Vineyards' 2013 Alderpoint Vineyard Pinot

According to Prince of Pinot, Briceland Vineyards' 2013 Alderpoint Vineyard Humboldt Pinot Noir is the Best CA Pinot Noir under $36 of 2016. It is the only wine that appears on both his All Americans list and his Value-Priced list.  His full review:

2013 Briceland Vineyards Alderpoint Vineyard Humboldt County Pinot Noir 13.3% alc., 147 cases, $33. Vineyard is the most easterly of the southern Humboldt vineyards Briceland works with and although slightly warmer, the warmth is moderated by the vineyard’s proximity to the Main Fork of the Eel River. Planted in 1991 in consultation with Briceland’s founding winemaker Joe Collins and currently tended by viticultural expert Rey Sanchez. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Intoxicating aromas of black cherry, sous-bois and a floral note. Delicious mid weight plus flavors of black cherry and red currant. Juicy and luxurious, even chewy, with merged tannins, and perfect phenolic ripeness. Almost better than sex. Score: 94. Reviewed January 17, 2016 

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