Gregory Dal Piaz

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Top $20 Pinot Noir Tasted /2013

3. Hofstatter "Mezcan" Pinot Nero Alto Adige Italy Pinot Noir (2010)

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Smelling a bit beefy and peppery this is a bit of an odd take at first with subtle citrus and pineapple aromas growing in the glass before being joined by tart red cranberry fruit and lemon verbena notes. There’s also a dustiness on the nose and blind I might very well think this to be a white wine. Tart red fruit laced with citrus notes greets the palate with nice breadth and some fine grained tannins and early mineral accents. This opens nicely across the mid-palate delivering fine raspberry fruit with a slight roasty herbal edge and a core of used wood tones that stretch out across the rather long and finely focused finish along with additional tea and herb flavors, moe dusty minerality and some tart red cherry fruit. Rather subtle and understated, this is a patio pinot for old world Pinot lovers. 88pts
 
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  • 84340827 bcarroll I drink a lot of Pinot from Oregon and California and by far my favorite in the 20.00 range is Cambria, Julia's Vineyard, hands down the best. A higher price is not always an indicator a better bottle of wine


  • 975192jjknight40 What about Siduri Pinot Noir? I can get that for about 20 bucks at Costco and it is amazing. I'll bet a blind tasting would show the quality compared to wines at twice the cost.


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