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Cattleya Pinot Noir Belly of the Whale 2019

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $89.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | JD
“Coming from the Sonoma Coast, the 2019 Pinot Noir Belly Of The Whale is a more reserved and focused wine offering a beautiful blend of spiced red and black fruits intermixed with bouquet garni, crushed stone, and exotic spice-like aromas and flavors. More medium-bodied on the palate, it has a wonderful mid-palate, building yet perfectly ripe tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This is another remarkable wine from Bibiana González Rave. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for 10-15 years in cool cellars. Bravo!” - Jeb Dunnuck

Winemaker Notes
“The perfect combination of two distinct clones (50/50 of 777 and 667) has produced a Pinot Noir of unparalleled purity and depth of flavor. Enticing aromas of black cherry, baking spice and fig fill the air, as strawberry compote, plum, and Asian spice envelop the palate. In its infancy, this wine’s complex structure and bright acidity ensure a long life ahead.” - Bibiana Gonzalez Rave
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Gamey

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Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | JD
“Coming from the Sonoma Coast, the 2019 Pinot Noir Belly Of The Whale is a more reserved and focused wine offering a beautiful blend of spiced red and black fruits intermixed with bouquet garni, crushed stone, and exotic spice-like aromas and flavors. More medium-bodied on the palate, it has a wonderful mid-palate, building yet perfectly ripe tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This is another remarkable wine from Bibiana González Rave. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for 10-15 years in cool cellars. Bravo!” - Jeb Dunnuck

Winemaker Notes
“The perfect combination of two distinct clones (50/50 of 777 and 667) has produced a Pinot Noir of unparalleled purity and depth of flavor. Enticing aromas of black cherry, baking spice and fig fill the air, as strawberry compote, plum, and Asian spice envelop the palate. In its infancy, this wine’s complex structure and bright acidity ensure a long life ahead.” - Bibiana Gonzalez Rave



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Cattleya

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Russian River