Customer Reviews - Preston Caves->WINE PRES

Tasting wine for 45 years, since going to univ. in SF bay area. Member of 2 local wine tasting groups: double-blind tastings each month. Some wine touring -- wish more. 40-case mostly mod'ly priced wine collection. Global, not Calif pallette. Working wine shop for ~9 mos while in 20's before back to more gainful career. That's all folks!


2009 Alta Maria Vineyards Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 01-15-2012
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Very disappointing, given high reviews: Wine disjointed, clumsey, herbal/veggie off flavors & fairly tart; opposite of bright. Like Cally pinot's of old, i.e., trying too hard for assertiveness and gravity. Young, so MAY improve with age -- needs something.
Drink from 2014 to 2014