Saturday, May 31, 2008

2004 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir

Santa Rita Hills soil at its best once again! Hints of black cherry, cola, spice, candied cherry, and vanilla on the nose. I love the smell of this wine, but it is possible that the fruit might be slightly starting to fade.
More red fruits on the palate, with more hints of vanilla on the finish. This is a fruit forward wine, but I am not sure how much longer the fruit is going to be the shining star. This may have been an off bottle compared to others, but even so, it would blow away a lot of the other pinot that we have been drinking. How is this possible on a wine under $25? I have no idea, but you can taste the love that Richard and Thelka Sanford are putting into their wines. All in all, still very enjoyable, and happy that we still have a few more in the cellar. Need to pick up some more '05's and '06's now that they are out. 90 points. Cheers!

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