APPELLATION: Sonoma County
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
Raspberry | Plum | Red spices
Big & elegantly-so. Bold of complexion, a regal purple w/ garnet rim. Sharp & dense to the eye. Laces the glass fully. Noses spicily on a creamy cushion. Clove, cinnamon. Sips that way, too. Out front of that are raspberries & red plums each ripe for the picking. Juicy to the point of voluptuous. A voluptuous wine.
Oh lawdy, any sexy connotations are apt. A dash of black pepper backs a lightly toasted bracing oak. Anise steers the undertones. Savory leathery oily nethers, smoky a tick. A vegetal gambit. Finishes sweetly-savory as well, and on legs that won't quit "gggrrrrrr." Supple & somehow sultry tart tannins.
Complex & nuanced ::: very ::: each slowly & languidly-so. & also excitingly. Enticingly. Full & well-rounded. Supremely balanced. The red beaded bedside lampshade in a French woman's chambers within a house of the best ill-repute. I can see it now. My, I seem to have misplaced my pants.
FINAL GRADE: A
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
::: very :::