Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mossback 2005 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir


The Mossback 2005 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is made from grapes from the Cameron and Balletto Vineyards and consists of 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Syrah.
It has a beautiful, clear, garnet color in the glass, and displays big perfume on the nose upfront. With it black cherry, dark raspberry, pronounced oak with a slightly smokey quality, earth, and a hint of thyme shows nicely. Swirling it in my mouth the big, soft black cherry and dark raspberry sticks out. In the back ground again the oak and a medium spicy quality.
This is a overly smooth, soft Pinot Noir with moderate plus acidity and plush tannins with a slight edge. The finish has a slightly spicy bite at the end mingling with oak and soft, lingering fruit.
Overall this does not really have the true characteristics to a Pinot Noir, to me, although it is a nice, decent wine... It is more like a Syrah without the spiciness and bite a Syrah brings...

I found this at my local grocery store for $24.99, which I realize was a good deal when looking online and finding the best deal at Wine-Searcher.com for $24. However, there are better Pinot Noirs out there in that price range and next time I will pick another bottle.


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1 comment:

Jenner Bistro said...

Hej fellow Swede,
Hittade dig nar jag sokte info om Mossback vin. Trevlig blogg du har.

Halsningar Helena

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