Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Value Pinots 11/2012

10. Garnet Pinot Noir Monterey (2010)

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A bit heavy, smoky and dark on the nose with some beefy aromas, a nice core of roasted herbs, a little aromatic root vegetable and blackberry jam top notes. Light on entry, this shows a nice snappy acidity early on with featherweight tannins adding support. The fruit is less ripe than the nose promises, revealing nice fresh raspberry and blackberry flavors on the palate with hints of black olive tapenade and earthy spice emerging on the back end. The finish is a touch spicy with some old wood notes emerging but it is pretty long with a flourish of herbs on the finale. This shows attractive complexity and a nice, firm texture to the finish with late arriving tannins. This could grow on you. 87pts
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  • 1042430BrugmanRose Gregory, you did a very nice job on locating and tasting these Pinot Noirs. I see many of them in my local stores and just can not conclude from the labels what I am suppose to expect from each individual wine. Your analysis has been helpful in guiding me to what I would like.

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