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Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir 2010



Recommendation: Recommended as a buy

Winery/Producer: Valley of the Moon Winery; Glen Ellen, California

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Geographic Origin: 88% Carneros, 10% Russian River Valley, 2% Sonoma Valley, California

Vintage: 2010

Price: $12.99

Purchased From: Wine Merchant; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Pared With: Garlic and Parmesan chicken, garlic and olive oil whole wheat pasta, summer squash.

Tasting:

    He said: Clear, light ruby red color. Nice earthy bouquet with lots of ripe current. Smooth fruit taste that continues into a medium-length (at best) finish. A little thin, but OK balance of tannins, acid and flavor. For $13 this is a nice Pinot Noir and a good price for the quality. At this price point we have been disappointed sooooo many times, but this Pinot is a inexpensive keeper!!!

    She said: If a delicious persistent bouquet is any indication of a good wine, this is a winner. The silky texture and firm tannins last into the medium-long finish. It was very complementary with the dinner, especially with the Parmesan chicken, and the wine did well with a piece of Lind’s “Intense Orange Dark Chocolate” that we enjoyed at the end of the meal. At $12.99 this is a bargain Pinot and I highly recommend it.

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Bar code: 040267121301