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Thursday, December 18, 2008

2006 Migration Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

The 2006 Migration Pinot Noir is a prime example of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. High octane and extract meets strawberry and cherry cola. I generally don't like this style as much as Pinot made in other regions of California and Oregon. The nose has aromas of strawberry, cherry cola, vanilla, and oak. On the palate the strawberry notes continue with wild rhubarb, red raspberry, and cherry on the finish. The alcohol is a bit intrusive on the finish and the oak is pretty prevalent as well. All in all I think this wine lacks a bit of feminine character and is a bit too clumsy for me. I can see lots of people enjoying this style though because of the "in your face" fruit factor. I however, feel that Pinot should be more of a subtle beauty. 86 points

 
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