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CORKSCREWS TOP RESERVE PINOT NOIR’S OF 2009

 

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Ken Wright Cellars-Shea Vineyard-Pinot Noir-Yamhill-Carlton-Oregon-2005-$45.00-A tight nose of dark fruit, darker color for a Pinot Noir.  Still probably young to drink, tannins still there but you know this is a good wine, black cherry, spices, earthy.  A special treat wine, will be best after 2010.    RP-94      CR-4.5      Good with pork, chicken, pasta.

Ketcham Estate Winery-Pinot Noir-Russian River Valley-California-2006-$32.98-Great spicy Pinot Noir nose, great color, if you can see your fingers thru the wine holding the wine glass there is less chance of any Syrah being blended into the wine (Pinot Noir).  Great rich flavor, spice, open fruit, well worth the price as a special occasion wine.  Michael Browne of the famous Kosta Browne winery known for it’s highly rated Pinot’s is the winemaker.        NR        CR-4.5         Great with seafood,  chicken pasta.

Dierberg Vineyard-Pinot Noir-Santa Maria Valley-California-2005-$40-A nose of spicy fruit, medium garnet color.  A simply delicious, smooth Pinot Noir.  Spice, cherries, a little earth, right at it’s peak to be consumed, was worth the price.         WS-92 (#49 of #100 2005),         CR-4.5-5 Good with duck, chicken, salads.

Duckhorn Wine Company-Goldeneye-Pinot Noir-Anderson Valley-2006-$50.00-Classic spicy, earthy Pinot Noir nose, perfect ruby Pinot Noir color.  Rich, smooth, black cherry, earth, spice, complex Pinot , a great wine for special occasions, well worth the price.       WS-92       CR-4.5-5        Good with seafood, salads, pasta.

I’M (Isabel Mondavi) Wines-I Love Pinot Noir-Pinot Noir-Willamette Valley-Oregon-2006- $29.99-Nice nose of strawberries, a little spice. Good Pinot Noir color, light to medium in color.  A nice drinking smooth wine, little spice with strawberries, cream.  This is one of the first couple vintages for I’M Wines, Michael Mondavi and his wife Isabel along with son Rob started this winery to make small production artistry wines.           NR      CR-4-4.5       Good with pasta, chicken.

Ken Wright Cellars-Canary Hill Vineyard-Pinot Noir-Eola Hills-Oregon-2005-$45.00-A nose of cherry and tartness, medium to dark in color for a Pinot.   A smooth enjoyable Pinot, cherry, a little spice and earth, a little tart in finish.         RP-89       CR-4       Good with pork, pasta, pizza.

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