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Monday, June 20, 2011

2008 Drew Gatekeepers Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is composed of grapes sourced from the two vineyards on opposite sides of the Anderson Valley AVA. This blend consists of 85% Balo Vineyard and 15% Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir. It's a small production wine with under 500 cases produced and is an exceptional value for under $30 retail.

On the nose I get some pretty red fruit aromas of raspberry, cranberry, and red currant. These flavors combine with a savory red licorice note and hints of mineral and earth.

On the palate the wine continues to display it's vibrant red fruits of cranberry, cherry, and red currant, but also shows some interesting earthy tones and a touch of smoke. It's a high-octane and full flavored wine and one that represents what the Anderson Valley appellation is pretty well known for....big red fruit, complex minerality, and a not-so-bashful alcohol content. 88 Points

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Zap Rowsdower said...

I'm just starting my own personal wine collection. I'm also wondering what kind of wine racks look good for showing off the wine, metal or wood racks?

 
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