Friday, May 21, 2010

2007 Rivers-Marie Occidental Station Pinot Noir

As young as this wine is, it was a shocker, and a pure joy to drink, so thanks to Alan for bringing this to Bersekerfest 2.5 at Peking Duck House in Manhattan.  Nice dark ruby color in the glass, with some nice purple hues to it.  On the nose, all kinds of red and dark fruits, ranging from cherry, to raspberry, to blackberry, to cranberries.  Slight hints of vanilla, caramel, and oak rounded out the nose, with no signs of alcohol whatsoever, which was surprising given the youth of this wine.

On the palate, a lot of the same fruits, and this is definitely a fruit forward wine.  Nothing classic or Burgundian about this wine whatsoever, and I am not complaining in the least.  There was a bit of oak still on the palate, but I think that will integrate nicely over time.  The finish was very pleasant, and the alcohol seemed nicely integrated.  I’ll hold our bottles for another 2 years before visiting, but this was a nice wine, and stood up nicely to the ’05 and ’06 Sea Smoke Southing’s that we had at the table.  My pinot noir of the night.  92 points!  Cheers!

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