Tuesday, May 12, 2009

** $ Cono Sur Pinot Noir, 2008, Valle Central, Chile - Wine Review and Rating

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Review: Like Charlie Brown's attempts to kick the football that Lucy always pulls away from his foot, I keep trying to find the elusive value-priced pinot noir. Consider Cono Sur my latest attempt in this so-far-mostly-futile effort.

I will mention that I did enjoy the Veranda Pinot Noir from Chile. But, two caveats: the Veranda hails from a different area; and sells for about twice the price of the Cono Sur.

So, let's see what the Cono Sur offers... In the glass, it is light, even, ruby red - glistening, pretty, but not suggestive of depth.

The nose is promising - though distinctly un-pinot-noir-like. It is light, bright, almost buoyant - like a fresh new beaujolais.

Sipping, you notice a twang of pinot noir strawberry and a touch of lemony acids. It brings these bright flavors to the center of your palate, then fades fast to a high-pitched, light finish. Not objectionable, but not a worthy contender in my search for the "world's best value pinot noir". Two stars out of five on the Spirit of Wine scale. My hunt continues...

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1 comment:

  1. I found this bottle at Whole Foods - it's considered a "green" wine. I really like it.