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Shane La Reine Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A nice California Pinot Noir.

Producer/Winery: Shane Finley; Shane Wines; Healdsburg, california.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Sonoma County, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $42.29 (with a wine dinner discount)

Purchased From: Bistro B; Kernersville, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled salmon with orange/curry sauce, baked potato and peas.

Tasting:

    Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with the same color rim. Slightly musty ripe cherry and leather aromas with occasional hints of cinnamon. SPICY, bold, solid medium body and a smooth 400-grit texture. Strong licorice, sweet cherry, raspberry and tart cranberry flavors. Abundant lively acidity, off dry at best, soft almost non-existent tannins and a VERY enticing bitter and peppery finish. Not your ordinary Pinot Noir with the dense color and flavors; but quite good with the salmon and orange sauce. It was a nice California Pinot Noir.

Shane Finley in his winery
Photo from Shane Wines.

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Alcohol Content: 14.2%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.