Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pessagno 2005 Lucia Highlands Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

We went to check out the newly opened Total Wine and More (an all beverage super maket) in Roseville last Sunday, and after spending more than 40 minutes walking through the seemingly endless ailes of wine and other alcoholic beverages, we left with three bottles of wine.

We opened the first one, the Pessagno 2005 Lucia Highlands Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir, a couple of nights ago for a glass of wine before dinner.
It showed a dark garnet color in the glass.
The nose had red ripe berries and fruit with massive cherry, red currant, light strawberry, and dried herbs/grass.
On the palate the cherry dominated, with blueberry and ripe currant backing it up with some smokey and grassy notes. This wine has a round mouthfeel with a spicy, hot quality to the finish. Good acidity and slightly edgy tannins.

At the amazing value of $11.99 at Total Wine and More I can't deem this anything but a good-great value. Normally retails for around $ 26-32 according to winery and other website. You can also find it at BevMo.com for $14.99.
FYI: Won Silver Medal at the 2007 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition.


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1 comment:

Garrett said...

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