Objective & honest Restaurant & Wine Reviews by F. Scott, AKA "Jersey Foodies!" Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Friday, May 7, 2010
2006 Samantha-Starr Pinot Noir
This wine was recommended by Daniel at one of our local stores, Glendale, and at a cost of under $11, I wasn’t expecting much from this at all. Popped and poured at cellar temp, with a nice garnet color in the glass, and a nose filled with tons of fruit, sweetness, and earthiness. Lots of red fruits: candied cherry, strawberry, and raspberry dominated the nose, with the slightest hints of barnyard. The nose was very pleasant, and I was not expecting this at all. On the palate, wow! I had to look at the bottle again, and make sure it was not a different wine. A nice fruit forward profile with some borderline candied fruits as well. Tons of black cherry here, with a bit of cola as well. Other hints of strawberry and raspberry too, with hints of candied plum and spice. The finish was very nice, and very juicy, and this was just a shocker for the price point. Just may have to go back and pick up some more. 87 points. Cheers!
Welcome to F. Scott's Foodie and wine adventures in and around New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and more recetly Old Town Alexandria and the DC Metro! Stay tuned for reviews of the latest up and coming East Coast establishments, and up and coming wineries! Cheers!
Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey