Friday, May 23, 2008

2005 Merryvale Pinot Noir

Great Carneros pinot popped and poured at Under the Moon in Bordentown, NJ. Nice and young, but ready to drink upon release. Nose of strawberry, black cherry, vanilla, and the slightest hint of milk chocolate. More of the same on the palate, with the cherry dominating, with a hint of acidity, and very mild tannin. This wine will definitely continue to evolve, and I would not pop another for at least a year. Based on the tannin and acidity, I think this wine will continue to impress for another 4-6 years. For now, this wine is a hold, worthy of 90 points. Cheers!

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