Medium ruby colored, this wine is a shade more opaque than most Pinot Noirs. The nose is exquisite after a good swirl to get things going. Ripe cherry, strawberry coulis, cola, a touch of forest floor and bilberry. The palate is a touch subdued from the intensity of the nose. The wine is dry with very lithe tannins, medium (+) acidity, medium bodied and long in the finish. The bright red fruit flavors are present as is some Rooibos tea, a definitive Pinot flavor that I cannot name and spices like Christmas cake. For close to $30 this 90 pointer gets 4 stars from me. Delicious now, it will drink well till 2030 and pair nicely with Roasted Cornish hens or Ratatouille. It has a fantastic mouthfeel btw. Salut….
This Pinot Noir is see-through with a nice shade of ruby red and a watery shimmer on the glass sides (13.4% ABV). The nose is stunning- pronounced aromas of red cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, cinnamon, cloves, cherry cola and vanilla. The palate is smooth and lightly tart with very well integrated, lithe tannins. Light bodied, this wine shows off the red fruit flavors beautifully. The oak influence (cinnamon, cloves and vanilla) are slight, but delicious. At 8 years of bottle age, it is still young and shows no tertian flavors yet. The structure here will allow for further cellaring and should develop nicely. The finish is long and tart from sour cherry notes and super fine grained tannins that caress my gums. This is a delicious bottle that ran $60 in the day that gets 92 points from me and 4 stars. Drink till 2028 with lighter fare. Salut….
It’s a typical Pinot in the glass- see-through, pale purple. On the nose it gives me loads of strawberry, violets, cherry and cinnamon. The initial palate is rich with warm strawberry pie, baking spices, sweet rhubarb and very fine grained tannins. There’s juicy acidity right off the bat and the wine continues it’s red theme throughout the palate. The baking spice component is an interesting facet to this wine. The flavor profile is neither Old nor New World, somewhere in the middle as far as taste, extraction and weight. It’s nice to drink and has some good structure to endure extended cellaring. The red currant and rhubarb finish is mid length and the tannins are very much evident. There is a hint of Rooibos tea right at the end that I am enjoying. I’m grilling up some Pork tenderloins, tossing some pasta with black olives and calling this a nice pairing. 90 points from me and 5 stars for this $20 effort. Salut….
Typical for Pinot- this wine is reddish in color and see through. On the nose it’s very fruity, strawberry and cherry. On the palate is has a sour cherry note as well as cola. The sourness is refreshing and accentuates the cherry theme. The mid palate is much the same and the finish gets a crescendo of the sour cherry component. It’s a bit gritty though, and my teeth are a little tinged. It’s a nice length that tapers off. I’m enjoying this wine and would pair it with roast Duck, perhaps a pasta casserole. I’m going 89 points on this $20 Pinot. 3 stars- drink till 2027. Salut….