Saturday, February 20, 2010

2007 Siduri Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

Unscrewed and poured tonight at Kenji Fusion in Hamilton, NJ and high octane right off the bat! Huge fruit on the nose, and that ever so identifiable Santa Rita Hills nose! I can't get enough of it. Nice ruby color in the glass, but thinning quite a bit towards the rim and showing it's youth. Nice strawberry and cherry cola, with subtle spices and more cherry. No funk detected whatsoever, and the nose was just a joy. On the palate, I think this wine will settle down quite a bit with another year in the bottle. Still a bit rough around the edges with some alcohol and tannin, but once that settles, the fruit profile will really shine, and this wine is big! But does Adam Lee really have many wines that are not huge? I don't think so, and that is one of the reasons I love his Siduri wines! Nice dark fruits, raspberry, cherry, blackberry, and strawberry with a nice spice and a bit of blueberry. With time, this wine started to show it's stuff, but now now, it's a hold for the short term as I think the elements need to integrate. Showing solid potential for the future, and still worthy of 89 points now. We'll give it a whirl with over the summer once it's had another 6 months in the bottle. Definitely shows potential for at least another point or two. Good job Adam! Cheers! -F. Scott

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