I double checked the label and the price point of this wine after the first sip. Wow! It was really delicious and quite versatille.
I can't wait to try the '07. the '06 was smooth and drinkable. All our friends loved it. we went through two cases. I don't like all the sulfites in the u.s wines and usually avoid them. I usually drink non - US produced reds.
Fruit forward, lighter than the Oregon Pinot Noir. Decanted or not it just did not have enough tannins for me.
I am a Pinot Noir lover, plain and simple. My favorite Pinots are from the Willamette Valley in Oregon and some California Pinots. I have explored other Pinots from NZ, Australia, Chile, Italy (Pinot Nero) and some lower priced ones from France. This wine is horrible. It does not even compare to a similarly priced Pinot Noir from California (Castle Rock, Mark West or Coastal Vines) or Oregon (Pull Eighty or Terrapin). I do not like most Pinot Nero from Italy either. If you are a die hard Pinot fan -- just stick with the good ole' USA for good quality Pinot Noir. And if you wish to splurge on an Old World style, grab a bottle of 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape and cellar it for a year or ten. Trust me, 2008 Oregon Pinot Noir is your best bet on incredible wine at this time! Grab it while you can....
Just opened the bottle and the cork fell into the bottle and wine exploded everywhere. Tried a glass anyway, and it was obvious the wine was compromised. Do not recommend.
Tried this wine from Sampler case- liked it- then ordered it and it seemed like a different wine- very poor