Sunday, March 22, 2015

2013 Hardball Cellars Pinot Noir Sonoma County Alexander Valley

*Sample Received*

Tonight's quick sip comes from Hardball Cellars owned by Cindy and Mike Westerberg. While each worked outside the wine business it was their passion for wine which eventually, like many formed the winery they are proud to call their creation. Varietals produced include Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Aged 9 months in french oak, the nose exhibits cinnamon, cloves and dark cherry notes. As the wine opens a hint of floral with cut rose pedals complimenting the fruit and spice.

The mouth shows a nice juicy cherry and tart cranberry character followed by cinnamon spice and a kiss of oak on the finish. I paired this wine with spaghetti and tomato basil marinara sauce. Nicely done Mike and Cindy.

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