Monday, November 16, 2009

2005 John Tyler Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

I waited too long to try this excellent Pinot Noir from the folks at John Tyler (the flu/crud bug even got the best of me and for a few days no wine). Talking with Katie & Nicole Bacigalupi about their wine I decided to purchase the 2005 because as you all know I love Pinot.

From the minute the real cork was pulled from the bottle the scent of cherry was present (I do not recommend trying to sniff wine while pouring into the glass). Outstanding color and aroma on this wine. Beautiful cherry and leather notes and then pomegranate with a touch of spice at the end. The excitement builds now time to taste.

Wow what an elegant smooth wine. Excellent cherry/leather spice beginning and as the wine warmed, just a touch of vanilla/oak at the end. The harmony of the flavors in this wine are perfect (the bottle did not last the entire night). Complimented my pork medallions with a cherry/pomegranate sauce like no other wine. If you are a fan of wine and Pinot I highly recommend you purchase and share with your friends wines from John Tyler Winery.



The Wine Whore said...

I am convinced that any wine made from the Russian River Valley must totally kick ass! How much was this one?


Nicole said...

Thank you Dan for the kind comments! So glad you enjoyed the wine. Please come and visit us in our new tasting room next year!