Holger Koch

Pinot Noir Reserve

$31.00

Pinot Noir Reserve

Holger Koch

Pinot Noir Reserve

$31.00

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The Pinot Noir Reserve is again from a single dedicated site, a privileged outcrop of the Halbuck where the exposure to the weather -- and in particular the cold breezes from the mountains -- is especially marked, and where the soil covering is also thinnest. Whereas Holger prefers to destem his other Pinot Noirs, the vines here produce spectacular clusters, and Holger tends to retain some percentage of the ripe stems in this wine. Oddly, though the *** vineyard lies between that of the one star and the reserve, this is actually the goldilocks Pinot Noir in Holger's cellar: it marries the power and intensity of the *** to the more detailed, transparent sensibility of the one star. This is a seriously great wine, which his corpulence has declared to be his favorite expression of this grape on the planet.