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91
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Cartograph 2009 Floodgate Vineyard Gewürztraminer (Russian River Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $22
An exciting Gewürz, one of the best out there. Shows the variety’s exotic spiciness and muskiness, with underlying orange, honeydew melon, lychee, pear and kumquat flavors, brightened by wonderful acidity. No oak was used in the production, and the finish is totally dry.  — S.H.  (2/1/2011)
89
points

Cartograph 2010 Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino Ridge)

  1. $44
Light in color and texture, with faint mushroom and earth tones and wispy swirls of cherry, this Pinot is silky with perceptible acidity and a finish of spicy mint. It’s structured enough in body to pair beautifully with a range of food.  — V.B.  (6/1/2013)
88
points

Cartograph 2012 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $21
This wine does a good job of transforming ripe Pinot grapes, with all their raspberry and cherry fruit, into a rosé that’s ethereal and delicate. The wine is dry and the alcohol level is moderate, making it delicate and crisp in the mouth.  — S.H.  (11/1/2013)
88
points

Cartograph 2012 Floodgate Vineyard Gewürztraminer (Russian River Valley)

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  1. $24
This is a dry Gewurz that’s delightful to drink now. The lychee, Asian pear and citrus flavors feel elegant and refined. Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Burmese fare are all natural companions.  — S.H.  (11/1/2013)
87
points

Cartograph 2010 Floodgate Vineyard Gewürztraminer (Russian River Valley)

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  1. $22
This is a nice, crisp and properly varietal Gewürztraminer. It’s dryish to semi-sweet, with pleasant citrus fruit, lychee, green apple and honeysuckle flavors, liberally spiced. There’s no oak at all.  — S.H.  (2/1/2012)
87
points

Cartograph 2009 Floodgate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)

  1. $38
This Pinot is gigantic in raspberry, cherry and cola fruit, and its silky texture and crisp acidity make it particularly drinkable. On the other hand, it’s rather forward and one-dimensional. Give it a good, long decant, and you might even want to pour the glasses an hour before drinking. Now–2015.  — S.H.  (2/1/2012)
87
points

Cartograph 2009 Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino Ridge)

  1. $42
Although there’s only 25% new oak on this wine, it’s dominated in youth by caramel and buttered toast aromas and flavors. That makes it awkward, despite ripe, forward cherry and raspberry fruit. Might calm down after a few years.  — S.H.  (2/1/2012)
85
points

Cartograph 2008 Split Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)

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  1. $38
The blast of late August and early September heat seems to have victimized this wine. It has a raisiny sharp imbalance, and although it’s very dry and silky, does not rise to the level of a great Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.  — S.H.  (2/1/2011)
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