Friday, July 20, 2012

Meomi Pinot Noir 2010, California - $20


I purchased this wine for $20/bottle at Whole Foods. It is a blend of Pinot Noir from three coastal areas - 57% from Monterrey County, 23% from Santa Barbara County, and 20% from Sonoma County.

Aroma - red fruit, wood, spice
Taste - red fruit, wood, light spice, dry, moderate tannins

This wine is a bit heavier and woodier than I prefer. I like several Pinot Noirs at a similar or lower price point better than this one.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley, CA


CC brought this wine to TV night.

Aroma - black fruit, a little wood
Taste - black fruit, wood, dry, strong tannins

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vinum Cellars Pinot Noir 2009, California

MS and SD brought this wine to TV night.

Aroma - restrained red cherries
Taste - light red fruit, black tea, light cocoa, dry, moderate tannins

Good, very little fruit

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2010, Carneros, CA


CC brought this wine to TV night.

Aroma - bright cherries and spice
Taste - bright cherries, spice, wood, vanilla, dry, moderate tannins

Okay. Lots of wood.

Concannon Conservancy Petite Sirah 2008, Livermore, CA

AP brought this wine to TV night.

Aroma - black fruit
Taste - black fruit, inky, slightly smoky, dry, strong tannins, a little hot