Synopsis, Our Opinion: A disappointing Pinot Noir.
Producer/Winery: Husic Vineyards; St. Helena, California.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation: Sonoma Coast, California.
Purchased From: Bistro B Wine Dinner; Kernersville, North Carolian.
Paired With: Chicken masala with linguine, peas, homemade artisan bread.
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.
Alcohol Content: 14.1%
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: NA
Photo from Husic Vineyards.