Sunday, August 7, 2011

Review: **+ $$ Ravines Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes, New York, 2008

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This is a brief tasting note from an open-to-the-public summer wine tasting recently sponsored by The New York Gourmet Society at the Bohemian National Hall.  As such, this is an unusually brief,truncated review, not in classic Spirit of Wine depth, but designed to provide a quick impression of the wine.  As to the summer wine tasting itself, the range of wines provided by Garnet Wines & Liquors was impressive, the appetizers (cheeses, olives, bread) simple but regularly replenished, and the crowd quite diverse internationally and in ages.  

Original tasting and review : This is Ravines Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes, New York, 2008.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows spicy and cocoa aromas.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact medium bodied and well balanced.

In summary: Overall, rates two stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for the balance.

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