Caraccioli 2021 Passetoutgrain Escolle Vineyard Pinot Noir-Gamay (Santa Lucia Highlands) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Caraccioli 2021 Passetoutgrain Escolle Vineyard Pinot Noir-Gamay (Santa Lucia Highlands)

Caraccioli 2021 Passetoutgrain Escolle Vineyard Pinot Noir-Gamay (Santa Lucia Highlands)

Rating
96
Price
$45
Winery
Variety
Region
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
14.1%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
4/1/2023
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This blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir has Old World roots, but there is clearly a lot of New World potential. Fresh aromas of violet, geranium and boysenberry sorbet are penetrating on the nose. The palate's sizzling acidity slices through black raspberry, rose petal and peppercorn flavors, bolstered by a lingering wet-stone minerality. Matt Kettmann

What Is Blind Tasting?

All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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