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    Erin Brooks is a Certified Sommelier and wine journalist. Born in North Carolina, she moved to New Mexico to attend the College of Santa Fe where she graduated with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Politics. During her time in New Mexico, she became involved in the service industry and fell in love with wine. She worked the floor of restaurants for a decade, accruing experience as restaurant manager, sommelier and wine director.

    In 2015 Erin relocated to the Napa Valley where she worked for some of the most revered Michelin-rated restaurants in the US, including Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro, La Toque and the three-Michelin star The Restaurant at Meadowood.

    In addition to her restaurant experience, Erin spent many years as a freelance food and wine writer, penning articles about the world of fine wine and cuisine for several publications including Local Flavor magazine, The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Winterlife magazine and Edible Santa Barbara. She has been working with the Robert Parker Wine Advocate team since 2017.

    Erin’s passion for wine has led her on a journey through two different wine certification programs, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS). She is currently enrolled in the WSET Diploma program, having passed with distinction the Level 3 Award in Wines. Erin is also pursuing the Advanced Sommelier credential through the CMS. She is the recipient of the Walter Clore Scholarship, the André Tchelistcheff Advanced Course Scholarship and the Bonaccorsi Advanced Exam Scholarship.

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Erin Brooks, Pro (United States)  had a tasting of  16 Wines  from  2 Producers 

The 2019 Kistler Chardonnay Cuvée Cathleen takes time to open up to delicate wafts of white lilac, Meyer lemon, quince peel and sea spray, with hints of beeswax and almonds. The palate offers incredible tension between surprisingly generous fruits and tangy, salty lift. Its expansive, honey-laced flavors linger for an extraordinarily long finish. Wow! It deserves another 2-3 years in bottle at least.

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Erin Brooks, Pro (United States)  had a tasting of  26 Wines  from  4 Producers 

The 2019 Pinot Noir Wild Thyme Vineyard, medium ruby-purple in color, offers up scents of licorice, dried orange peel, amaro, dusty earth and loads of floral perfume. Medium-bodied, it has expansive berry fruits and loads of exotic spices, anchored by a grainy texture and finishing very long and seamlessly fresh. Give it another couple years in bottle. 167 cases produced. 96 points

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Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate 2018, Paul Hobbs Winery
Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate 2019, Paul Hobbs Winery
Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard 2019, Paul Hobbs Winery
Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate 2018, Paul Hobbs Winery
Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate 2017, Paul Hobbs Winery
Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard 2018, Paul Hobbs Winery
Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate 2019, Paul Hobbs Winery
Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard 2018, Paul Hobbs Winery
Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard 2019, Paul Hobbs Winery
Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate 2019, Paul Hobbs Winery
Duarte Vineyard Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2018, Turley Wine Cellars
Turley Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel 2018, Turley Wine Cellars
Turley Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel 2019, Turley Wine Cellars
Zinfandel Whitney Tennessee Vineyard 2019, Turley Wine Cellars
Zinfandel Zampatti Vineyard 2019, Turley Wine Cellars
Duarte Vineyard Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2019, Turley Wine Cellars
Zinfandel Rorick Vineyard 2019, Turley Wine Cellars
Pinot Noir Terra dePromissio 2018, Williams Selyem Winery
Zinfandel Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard 2019, Williams Selyem Winery
Zinfandel Papera Vineyard 2019, Williams Selyem Winery
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019, Williams Selyem Winery
Pinot Noir Terra dePromissio 2019, Williams Selyem Winery
Pinot Noir Moonshine Ranch 2019, Martinelli Winery & Vineyards
Syrah Hop Barn Hill 2018, Martinelli Winery & Vineyards
Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard Sea Ridge Meadow Sonoma Coast 2018, Martinelli Winery & Vineyards
Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch Russian River Valley 2018, Martinelli Winery & Vineyards
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