Relative to my other vintages, the '07 has a little warmer profile -- more broad/plush/palate coating, concentrated and exuberant. It's the most Californian of vintages. Dusty tamarind/cherry fruit, supple tannins, a rich soy/brown sugar note and a lingering custard/oak finish are the initial impressions upon opening. The wine evolves toward a more subtle tea, graphite and sandalwood set of flavors the longer it's open.Cost: $35.00 each, $350.00 per case of 12
Burghound Issue 40 Fall 2010
2007 Kendric Vineyards Pinot Noir
(Marin County, 368 cases produced:13.9%)
"An elegant and high-toned red and blue berry nose displays attractive violet and spice aromas that precede delicious, balanced and pure middle weight flavors that offer fine length if not the depth that one might like to see. However, the harmony of expression and underlying material are such that my score offers the benefit of the doubt that this will develop more depth with a few years in bottle. Lovely and worth a look. 90/2013+"
Wine Enthusiast 10/2010
91 Kendric 2007 Pinot Noir (Marin County); $34.
"Kendric’s best Pinot yet, from this magnificent vintage. Strikes a fine balance between lushness of raspberry fruit and a stony crispness that pulls back tantalizingly into dryness and minerality, then returns to spicy richness on the finish. It will be interesting to watch this wine evolve over the next 4–8 years." —S.H.
The PinotFile 4/23/10
"Moderate in color. Lovely perfume of earth-dusted cherries, lavender and pear. Delicious cherry fruit with a sidecar of sandalwood, oak and root beer. Medium-bodied with suede tannins and understated acidity. This wine has pinotosity. Less acidity than the 2006 vintage version with more cajones and the best yet from this small producer. Definitely worth a look. Very good." Further designated as having an "excellent price/quality ratio."
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