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A recent article in the PinotFile, which is an online newsletter at www.princeofpinot.com, recently gave very high marks to two of Briceland Vineyard’s Pinot Noirs.

The two wines were:

* The 2008 Briceland Vineyards Elk Prairie Vineyard Humboldt County Pinot Noir ($27) received the Pinot Value Icon, signifying a Pinot Noir that represents an exceptional price/quality ratio. According to the PinotFile this is an inexpensive Pinot Noir that “offers the drinker varietal correctness as well as appealing aromatics, flavors and enough complexity to signify a bargain at the wine’s retail price. These wines often make very good daily drinkers.”

* The 2008 Briceland Vineyards Phelps Vineyard Humboldt County Pinot Noir ($27) received not only the Pinot Value Icon, but also the Pinot Greek Icon signifying a Pinot that is truly exceptional.

Occasionally, both the Pinot Geek Icon and Pinot Value Icon will be awarded to a Pinot Noir that represents both an extraordinary drinking experience and a very good value.

Both of these wines are available locally at various restaurants and directly from the winery in Briceland by calling (707) 923-2429 or online at www.bricelandvineyards.com. You can also join their wine club.

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