Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tasting notes: Oreana Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California, 2010

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Original tasting and review : This is Oreana Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California, 2010, finished at 13.8% alcohol, and acquired from the winery in Santa Barbara, California.

In the glass: Medium deep red, hints of purple at the edges.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bright plum fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be almost more like a friendly Central Coast merlot than a pinot noir!

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact more aromatically purple than you would expect from a merlot, but definitely not what you would expect from a classic California pinot noir.  Bright, a bit tangy with a hint of darkness on the clean finish.

In summary: Overall, an interesting experience within the Spirit of Wine constellation.


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