2009 Peter Michael "Ma Danseuse" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From a north-facing parcel, the young 2009 Pinot Noir Ma Danseuse is less evolved than either the 2010 or 2011, but that has more to do with the vintage style than anything else. It displays abundant fruit, sassafras, raspberry, black currant and meaty aromas intermixed with a notion of bouquet garni. Dense, medium to full-bodied, youthful and vibrant, it will benefit from another 1-2 years of bottle age, and keep for a decade. (RP)
Fragrant wilted rose and black cherry scents are complex, vibrant, elegant and deeply perfumed in this medium-bodied red, with touches of rich wild berry and raspberry. Ends with a delicate, minerally aftertaste that lingers with snappy berry notes.
The 2009 Pinot Noir Ma Danseuse PMW Estate bursts from the glass with heady scents of dark cherries, baking spices and flowers. This is a more immediate, open style than the Caprice. Layers of expressive, perfumed fruit caress the palate in this flashy, totally gorgeous Pinot. The clones originate from two of the most famous vineyards in the Cote de Nuits. 94+ points.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Glass-staining ruby. A complex, fragrant bouquet evokes red berries, gingerbread and potpourri. Fine-grained and very precise on the palate, offering subtly sweet strawberry and raspberry flavors and slow-building spice and rose pastille qualities. Zesty minerality adds cut and focus to the very long, juicy, floral-dominated finish. This carries 15.1% alcohol but there's no way I'd have guessed that.