88 pts Wine Advocate Issue #198 Dec 2011
The 2009 Pinot Noir from Patagonia. It was native fermented with malolactic in barrel followed by 12 months of aging in 20% new French oak. Toasty oak, earthy mineral, rose petal, cherry, and raspberry aromas titillate the nose while pointing to an elegant, smooth-textured, varietally correct Pinot with good balance and length. Drink this excellent value over the next 3-4 years.