Thursday, April 14, 2011
2009 Valdivieso Pinot Noir Reserva
The 2009 Valdivieso Pinot Noir Reserva is 100% Pinot Noir from Chile's Casablanca Valley D.O. It was aged in French oak barrels for a period of 12 months before bottling.
The wine is a lightly colored and translucent red and contains aromas reminiscent of red raspberry, red currant, cranberry, chalky earth, and hints of dried herb.
On the palate the wine is bursting with fresh red raspberry and black cherry flavors, hints of soil and leather, and a touch of dried herb. The finish is tart and fresh with flavors of raspberry and cranberry that linger along with a dab of tannin.
I love the fresh acidity and and bold red fruits. This is a hearty Pinot Noir, but that I think will age beautifully and become even more complex with a few years of cellaring. Amazing wine for the $16.99 suggested retail. 91 Points
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