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!

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