Winner's Circle Winery Bon Pari Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014, California
Today is National Pinot Noir day, so here is a nice one from California.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.
Fruity nose of blueberries, black currants, cherries, oak, barnyard, vanilla, licorice, earth, leather, eucalyptus, alcohol, pencil lead, green olives, light green vegetables and black pepper.
Medium-bodied with medium acidity and soft with long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, blueberries, bing cherries, earth, wood, vanilla, graphite, bitter herbs, peppercorn, spices, herbs, black olives and vegetables.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. Well balanced with a nice mouthfeel, and shows nice complexity.
Not a typical Pinot Noir, as it is bigger than expected. I really liked the nose on this one, and kept sniffing on it for a long time.
Needs an hour in a decanter to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle. I used the V spin for 10 minutes to make it work.
Would be better in a couple of years and will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with Parmesan cheese, olives and crackers.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
88 points. $75. .
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