Hagafen Napa Pinot Noir Kosher 2008
On the nose, this intense, extracted Pinot Noir shows ripe strawberry and cranberry, followed by roasted coffee, smoky black licorice and fresh, loamy earth. This full-bodied wine has a soft and silky structure coupled with spicy and complex strawberry jam, black cherry, and boysenberry that finishes with notes of roasted coffee and toasty cocoa. A blend of two vineyards, the ripeness and heritage of old mid-Valley vines represented by Yountville's California Soleil, and the fruity raciness seen in the fog-cooled south Valley's Fagan Creek, this wine reflects a passion for site-specific Pinot Noir that has evolved with each successive vintage release since 1999. Its Old World structure combined with New World integration will age well for many years to come.
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
External Reviews for Hagafen Napa Pinot Noir Kosher
Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Sadly, this disappointing Pinot proves that first impressions are not always right, for, while it leads with appealing, moderately deep aromas of nicely defined varietal cherries, it empties out and heats up on the palate with barely a glimmer of essential fruit left at the end.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.
Food Pairings for Hagafen Napa Pinot Noir Kosher
Dietary Information: Kosher
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