Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2006

  • Area: New Zealand, Marlborough
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Rating: Black; 85 Dilettante; 86
Description: Aromatic combination of florals, cherries, oak and red currants is on the nose. Flavors of black cherry, red currant and chrysanthemum are wrapped around a dominating core of fresh split oak. The persistent finish is very oaky with a spattering of burning autumn leaves. On the very end there's a light acidic lift. Decanting not required although a bit of breathing in the glass smooths it out. This wine is an oak lovers paradise.
Food Pairing: nice with a peppery crab cake, salmon, pork chops
TV Pairing: Lewis Black
Musical Pairing: Roxy Music

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