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Garnet Pinot Noir Monterey 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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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Editorial Reviews for Garnet Pinot Noir Monterey

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,463
3.50 5
11/14/2012

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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Snooth User: Andy Lopez
1141874176
3.00 5
11/19/2012

This was a middle of the road wine whose taste improved as the evening progressed. The paired fantastically with potato gnocchi and lamb ragu that I had for dinner. The flavors of the pairing did not overpower one another. Definite good buy at this price point.


Snooth User: Andy Lopez
1141874176
2.50 5
11/19/2012

Two and a half glasses



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