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Rainstorm Pinot Noir 2010

90 Points – Wine & Spirits – Year’s Best, Best Buy
April 2013
“Foresty and round, with dark cherry fruit accented by oak, this red is assertive, its fruit-skin tannins giving way to a pleasant finish.”

88 Points – Wine Spectator
Harvey Steiman, February 2013
“Light and tangy, with a supple texture to the tannins and a gentle thrust to the red berry and mineral flavors, lingering easily and expressively. Drink now through 2016. 3,700 cases made.”

88 Points – Wine Enthusiast – Editor’s Choice
Paul Gregutt, March 2013
“The second vintage of Rainstorm is smooth and pretty, showing flavors of ripe strawberry and chocolate that last through the finish.”

Rainstorm Pinot Noir 2009

89 Points – Wine Enthusiast – Editor’s Choice
Paul Gregutt, August 2012
“Complex and substantial, this excellent Pinot Noir from the Mariani Family’s new Oregon label has pretty berry fruit at the core, wrapped in flavors of cola, chocolate and nougat. The length is impressive.”

Rainstorm Pinot Gris 2011

90 Points – Wine Enthusiast – Best Buy
Paul Gregutt, August 2012
“This is the first release from Rainstorm, part of the expanding Mariani Family presence in the Pacific Northwest. It’s bone dry, immaculately fresh, and lees-aged, with lovely depth and finesse. Flavors of melon and cucumber dominate, and the crisp acidity offers bracing minerality.”

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