Pinot Noir's Excellent 2004
Another banner year, capped by 11 wines rating 95 points or higher
Issue: December 15, 2006
California's red-hot streak with Pinot Noir is more than alive and thriving. It has shifted into overdrive, with more great wines, labels and vineyards than ever. The 2004 vintage yielded a wealth of phenomenal wines, but what's most memorable to me after tasting hundreds of wines this year, is that it produced 11 wines that hit 95 points or higher.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2006.