Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2010 Pinot Project Pinot Noir

2010 Pinot Project Pinot Noir, California - Deep color leads me to believe this will be a wine of richness and concentration. Nose of strawberry, rhubarb, sweet herb and hints of licorice and charred oak. While strawberry and rhubarb are found on the lighter end of my redfruit spectrum, this wine is quite full-bodied on the palate with a long finish and drying tannins. Seems to pick up weight and sweetness the longer it is open. The charred notes and acidity make it a very nice pairing with a ginger/rosemary spice rubbed roasted chicken. It won't unseat Sean Minor as my favorite Pinot Noir in this price range, but its still a very nice value at $12.

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