Hagafen Pinot Noir Napa Valley Estate Bottled 2005
Gold Medals for every release since 2000 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.
This Napa pinot is classic new world style, with cherry syrup notes on the nose, and smooth fruits on the tongue. There were hints of spicy guacamole hiding in there as well, giving the wine some character. But it lacked any of the minerality that I love in pinots, no chalk or slate (hence the low rating based on my tastes, but others very well my really like this wine for good reason). The finish has some peppery acidity, which although not overpowering, seem out of place considering the nose and mouth feel of this otherwise smooth fruit driven wine.
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Wine Tasting NotesOn the nose, this dazzling Pinot Noir shows ripe strawberry, cherry and black cherry, followed by roasted, smoky black licorice. This full-bodied wine has a soft and silky structure coupled with spicy strawberry jam, black cherry, boysenberry and red licorice that finishes with notes of roasted coffee and toasty cocoa.
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Dietary Information: Kosher
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