Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Humble Piont Noir and the Humble Review

Goldeneye Anderson Valley 2006 Pinot Noir, $34.79-$74.99, 91 points, is the "BIG" wine of the bunch, it is darker (Dark Ruby Red), it is more aromatic (Power of Cedar climaxing with Red Fruit and Alcohol), floral flavors dominate, and the finish is strong with Szechuan spice (My son says Chipotle).

Yering Station Yarra Valley 2007 Pinot Noir, $14.44-$26.99 (NHLS), 88 points, has the color of light ruby-red and flashes of orange, the aroma is raspberry and alcohol hints, the flavor is an undistinguished, almost a boring fruit  in a light-bodied, but quite quaff-able wine.
This morning (12/06/2011) I bought this wine for $11.99 at Market Basket in Londonderry, NH.

Thumbprint Russian River 2008 Pinot Noir, $22.99 (Power buy NHLS)-$45.00, 90 points, is light ruby-red with amber highlights,  earthy aromas with floral notes, silky mouth feel in a light to medium body, with some blueberry and candy-cane flavors, having earth notes and well balanced fruit, with a spicy finish; at the $22.99 price: a very good QPR, but may now be unavailable, since Power-buys, like the Buehler in my next post, when they are gone, they're. . .

O'Reilly's 2009 Pinot Noir, $20.99, 88 points, was located and bought at the The Wine Steward. This is a competent fruit-forward Pinot, but lacked the liveliness that I've had in other NW Pinots. 


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1 comment:

  1. Oh, just in case you wanted my pick for best value: ThumbPrint, hands down!