Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gloria Ferrer Etesian Pinot Noir 2007

  • Area: California, Sonoma
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Rating: Black 90 Dilettante 90 (after air)
Description: Brighter in styling than the 06, this has a cherry attack with a very raspberry follow through. Vivid notes of raspberry, cherry, violet, chocolate and toasty oak full in the mouth. The dry and lingering finale starts out with a cranberry pepper lift then.....wait for it.... wait....wait....wiat... pop! A bright raspberry burst explodes on the tongue. Decanting not required although 30 minutes worth of air time is highly recommended to tame a very flashy and vibrant nature. Given enough time to smooth mellow, this pinot can be rewarding. (86 before air)

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