Aquinas Pinot Noir Napa Valley 2007
Life After Cork! As an old tradition passes, a new one begins. The screw-cap closures ensures each bottle of the finest napa valley fruit matures as the great wine maker above intended. This zinfandel shows lovely fruit and spice characteristics. Black Cherry and white pepper notes make this a perfect dinner wine.
Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10
This lovely little wine made for a pleasant tasting experience. First the color, a pretty rose petal red, light (I could read the page on the journal I had under it). The nose was extremely pleasing, full of cherries and rose petals (to match the color) and just a hint of plum and a little tiny "gaminess" coming through. Nice, medium-light bodied with plenty of raspberries, hints of clove and cinnamon (with just a touch of cedar on the finish), good acid, soft tannins all coming together for a medium-length finish that made the mouth want a second sip.
Nose has something medicinal on it, smells like it's going to be hot, fire isn't helping my sense of smell, complexion is pretty blood red. Hope it goes well with Lasagna, medium tannins, little funk on the palate, Richard Bruno is the wine maker, 13.5 percent alcohol. www.YoungWinos.com
Two and a half glasses