92 points Vinous, Josh Raynolds: "Spice- and mineral-tinged aromas of raspberry and cherry, with a subtle touch of blood orange in the background. Silky, seamless and penetrating, with vibrant red fruit and rose pastille flavors fleshing out slowly with aeration. Lively, focused and showing a lot of upfront appeal today, but clearly possesses the depth here to reward patience. Closes on a floral note, with excellent clarity and smooth tannins coming on late.
92 points Wine Advocate: “The 2012 Pinot Noir The Knife Edge matured for 15 months in 20% new oak and has a lovely bouquet: vivacious redcurrant and black cherry scents combined with cold granite and smoke. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannin, clean and pure dark cherry fruit and a sensual finish that glides across the mouth. This is a very fine Pinot Noir and comes highly recommended."
Purple Wine Company, Inc., a California limited liability company, and its AVALON brand are not in any way affiliated with Avalon Wine, Inc, an Oregon corporation, or Avalon Wine's store at its physical location in Oregon.
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