Synopsis, Our Opinion: Disappointing Pinot Noir
Producer/Winery: Landmark Vineyards; Paso Robles, California.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation: 53% Sonoma County, 39% Monterey County and 8% from San Benito County, California
Price: $19.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.
Paired With: Roast chicken in gravy, mashed potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts.
Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby red color (with a brownish tint) and a lighter rim. Light, almost nondescript fruity aromas with slight hints of forest floor. Slightly raspy, a little more than a light body with a strong back-of-the-throat sharpness from the alcoholic. California fleshy plum, raspberry and cherry flavors. Potent tart fruit carried through a medium-length dry, very bitter finish. Lots of fruit, soft tannins that were almost non-existent, but the dominating alcoholic in the finish on every pour was a real bummer. Disappointing California Pinot Noir and a disappointing wine at $20.
Alcohol Content: 14.3%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 0 85124 85921 5
Imported by: NA