Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pali "Huntington" Santa Barbara County 2011 Pinot Noir

Dedicated to Fredric Koeppel,
Movie, Literary, and Wine Critic, but most of all,
 having tasteful tales tailored to the Sock Critic in each of us 8-) 

Pali "Huntington" Santa Barbara County 2011 Pinot Noir, $19.54-$22.99, 88 points, appeared more a Bordeaux purple/red than pomegranate red toward a leggy clear glass wall.
The "unusual" plum/black cherry aroma continues the less than "typical" Pinot Noir-likeness, though there was a more familiar earthiness that developed with air.
Moderately smooth on a medium body with good acidity and mild tannin.
Flavors faithfully follow the nose.
Finishes well with the trailing palate, heat (14.2% alcohol), and lively spice.


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  1. Funny that you photographed socks, because sweaty socks is one of the descriptors I commonly use for Pinot noir!

    1. Vinogirl, I hear you on that, but this was supposed to be a play on Fredric Koeppel's frequent posting of his socks on FB. Though I sent him a FB pre-heads-up (His blog is "Bigger than your head"), but I didn't get a reply for this endeavor in humor. Maybe not as cute as I thought it would be:-(
      Oh, the socks were new 8-)
      By-the-way, Les, the character in the "Nose" is very interesting, down to earth, and "normal", which gives me a human being I can begin to identify with.