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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2006 Bishop's Peak Central Coast Pinot Noir

This wine comes from grapes grown in San Luis Obispo County and was handcrafted at the Talley Family winery in Arroyo Grande, California. I'm super excited as of late about the quality of Central Coast Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The last few I've had, have really blown my socks off in terms of sharp acidity and purity of fruit. This wine is of that same caliber and for a wine under $20 it will really sing to the consumer in the present economic conditions.

The color of the wine tipifies classic Pinot with a lightly hued red that deepens as the glass is filled. The aromas are classicly Pinot and show hints of strawberry, cherry, crushed stone, and a underlining hint of leather.

This wine is fruit driven and has great purity of fruit which is nice even though I'm sometimes a glutton for the funk! On the palate this wine shows flavors of tart strawberry and cherry, mineral, and faint hints of toasted oak. The acidity is sharp and keeps the wine clean and focused. 89+ points (Great wine for under $20)

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