This is labelled as Pinot Noir (not Spatburgunder) from Germany. 14% abv. Very pale, light ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is warm with camphor and light cherries. Medium bodied. On the palate, light cherries, slight anise. This is light and easy, but for the money, a nice wine to serve at parties. Drink on its own or will work with pasta or chicken. Drink now.
Not a great vintage for Oregon Pinot Noir, Thomas handled the vintage deftly. This one is in a nice spot right now. Getting close to peak but still some youthfulness. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, slight sour cherries, slight nutmeg, and a hint of earthiness. Medium to full bodied. Lovely sinewy texture. On the palate, nice cherry and sour cherry fruit with underlying spice. Good backbone of acidity. Plenty of depth and complexity. Long finish. No hurry on this, it should go another ten years based on this bottle. It doesn't seem like it wil
This is a 100% Pinot Noir from California's Russian River Valley. It is designated as a "Reserve" although there doesn't appear to be any such designation on the label. The way to tell is that it does say Russian River Valley on the label. Either way, this is an outstanding Pinot Noir and more than fairly priced for the quality. Deep ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has fresh cherries with slight cherry pie filling, licorice and slight cola notes. While not a delicately styled Pinot, it is also not huge. More middle of the road for a California Pinot. Medium to full bodied.
I preferred this version to the regular version although both are good. This seems to have more weight and complexity but your mileage may vary. Blended from Glera and Pinot Noir grapes in Friuli and the Veneto. They both have the same attractive style packaging. Pale salmon pink with silvery hues in color. A large amount of medium sized bubbles. On the nose, aromas of strawberries, oranges and minerality. A lovely texture with only 11.5% abv. Medium acidity. On the palate, flavors of strawberries and oranges with underlying minerality. Clean, long finish with apple notes. This
Hard to beat Gouges for a combination of price, quality and ageability in Burgundy. At age 19, this one is still youthful although drinking well. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, some black cherries, slight sandalwood and just a hint of funk. Medium bodied. On the palate, this has depth and complexity. Cherry fruit with some earthiness underneath. Nice acidity. Long finish. This should continue to drink well for another decade. It drinks well on its own but will work better with food. Roast chicken would be a nice match.
This is showing some age, but for my tastes was very nice. The cork crumbled trying to remove it. The wine came out quite funky but after about 15 minutes started drinking well and by the end of the evening was in top form. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright with a purple core. Once the bottle funk blew off, there was some cherry notes, fresh and dried, along with merde/barnyard and a slight minty note. This is mature and the tannins are all just about resolved. The palate had cherries, black cherries with a nice complexity. Served blind to friends, some found it old and others t
Bichot makes a lot of Pinot in Burgundy, but this wine is from two different areas near Limoux in the foothills of the Pyrenees in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France.
This is a Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. It fits nicely into The Prisoner Wine Company's portfolio. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is big with bold cherry and black cherry fruit. There is also some spice and a touch of cola notes. Full bodied with a lovely texture. On the palate, the ripe cherry fruit comes thru with underlying vanilla and spice. Very tasty. Long finish. This drinks great on its own and will work with bolder foods from Salmon to pork. Drink over the next five to seven years.
Crazy history on this winery but I am not going into that here. This particular bottle was very nice. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, spice, and slight smoke. Maybe a hint of funk. Medium bodied with slight tannins. On the palate, this is mature and drinking well. Cherries, slight rhubarb and earthy undertones. Good acidity. Nice finish. This should continue to drink well for another eight to ten years. Lamb chops would work well.