Tasty Pinot Noir

We were thinking about taking a night off from wine, but as we got settled with a roaring fire and a movie, we changed our minds.  Plus, we didn’t want to bring back home any of the wine we dragged up to Connecticut for the holiday!  We chose the 2006 Alderbrook Pinot Noir.  It had a real cork closure and cost us $24.60 in a club shipment.  I didn’t get the alcohol content before it went into the recycling.

On the nose I found strawberry, roses, flowers, red fruit, cherry, and a little spice.  Overall, I thought the nose seemed light and floral.  In the mouth I got flavors of tart red fruit, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, mint, earth, and spice.

Considering that I often find many CA Pinots quite large, I was surprised by how light, both in body and color this one was. It struck me as very delicate.

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2 Responses

  1. we love Alderbrook although not a huge fan of their Pinot Noir. I love their Zin and Zin port, both of which I have downstairs. :)

  2. We have lots of their wines as well. I like their entry level Zin a lot, some of the vineyard designate ones haven’t been as impressive lately…

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