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Husic Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A disappointing Pinot Noir.

Producer/Winery: Husic Vineyards; St. Helena, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation: Sonoma Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $55.00

Purchased From: Bistro B Wine Dinner; Kernersville, North Carolian.

Paired With: Chicken masala with linguine, peas, homemade artisan bread.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened two hours before drinking. Opaque, dark garnet color with a lighter purple rim. Damp earth aroma. Immediate mouth-puckering, medium to full body, lots of sour cherry flavors, harsh acidity and a pungent back of the throat sharpness that carries all the way to the end of the finish. WOW…at $55 this was a let down. We first had this at a Bistro B wine pairing dinner and maybe with the small pour and delicious food it seemed better, but this was a disappointing Pinot Noir.

    She said: Opaque, garnet red color with lots of thin regularly spaced, rapidly moving legs. If you want to try an overpriced wine from the Sonoma Coast this is one to consider. At $55 I expected an excellent California Pinot Noir so was very disappointed when the wine had a mild undistinguished aroma and sharp acidity that lasted into the finish. True, there is a good medium body and lots of cherry flavor as you would expect from a Sonoma wine, but the harshness is a deal breaker at this price point and I would not buy it again (even if Ray begged, but he won’t as harsh wines bother him more than they do me). The harshness was such an issue that I find it difficult to evaluate the wine with the pairing, but I can say it was better sipping alone (but, I may just be getting used to it). Don’t expect to see this one in my shopping cart or in our wine cellar.

The Husic hillside vineyard overlooking the Napa Valley

Comments: Learn more about the Husic Napa Valley vineyards.

Alcohol Content: 14.1%

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: NA

Photo from Husic Vineyards.