Thursday, June 28, 2007

Rockin' Thursday

Good evening! Welcome to Thursday, and a fantastically rainy June day in the great northwest. What better to warm you up than a little Oregon pinot noir, eh?

Seriously though--we pulled out a 2004 Springhill Cellars Pinot, from McMinnville.

From the nose: dried fruit, perhaps plums, cherries or perhaps cranberries, and a hint of milk chocolate..

Going further, impressive mouth feel from a little producer, but not perfectly balanced--perhaps the alcohol (13.9%) emerges just a touch too much. The wine also has a good punch of acidity, which takes away a bit from the fruit, which shows the dried fruit flavors, primarily dark cherry that were found in the nose. On the finish there is a touch of pepper.

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