Saturday, April 30, 2011

Earth Day with Deloach Pinot Noir and Bottlenotes

What a surprise to get a chance to sample wonderful wine celebrating Earth Day courtesy of Bottlenotes, Klout Perks and the folks at Deloach. While my wine arrived a day late it was well worth every drop. Remember I am the Pinot God :). The wine was .50ml bottles of Deloach Vineyards fine Pinot Noir. Each was outstanding and I enjoyed what the various vineyards offered from its fruit.

Starting with the 07 Green Valley Russian River Pinot, classic RRV with black cherry, raspberry, cola, earthy characteristics. Outstanding wine.

Next the 07 Masut Vineyard Pinot Noir. Nice aroma with floral notes, cherry with a hint of chocolate and boysenberry. The taste was spicy for a pinot and had a nice combination of black cherry and currant, finishing with a touch of oak.

07 Maboroshi Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Black cherry, a hint of raspberry, a touch of cedar all pleasing aromas. Nice flavor with cherry and raspberry, the hint of earthiness in the middle and a wonderful long finish. Did I mention yet I'm in heaven?

06 Le Roi Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Cherry and fresh cut rose pedal aromas were present right from the start. As the wine opened a hint of the cocoa. Nice dark fruit with black cherry, raspberry and what I thought was cola (turns out its a root beer flavor). Impressive.

06 Van Der Kamp Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir. Definate clove aroma hit the nose first, followed by ripe cherry and raspberry. Dark cherry and clove spice a nice flavor combination with a hint of plum in the middle. The cherry/clove lingered long into the finish.

Finally the 06 Sonoma Stage Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Excellent fruit aroma of cherry, strawberry followed by cola and a hint of leather. The taste of ripe cherry and spice were impressive with hints of leather and earth. Felt like I was part of the vineyard.

Can't thank the folks at Bottlenotes, Klout Perks and Deloach for the opportunity to taste these outstanding Pinots. I am very impressed with your wines.


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