This proved proved to be a love it or ate it wine in a recent tasting.  It tied for the wine of the night but had some detractors including me.  I think the biggest issue had to be whether it was past prime or in its prime.  Ruby in color, flat and cloudy.  On the nose, there is a sour cherry juice quality with slight oxidation.  Medium bodied with light tannins countered by a soft texture that was easy to drink.  Thin.  The sour cherry fruit come thru on the palate.  A shorter finish.  I didn't find the complexity hoped for in a 12 year old Pinot.  It is fine and drinkable and not too expensive.  It will work better with food, salmon is a good choice.  This should be consumed sooner rather than later.  

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86
Vintage: 
2009
Current Price: 
$22.00USD

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