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Irony Pinot Noir Monterey County 2005

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- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09

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Irony:
Most of us didn't imagine where we would be right now. Sure, we dreamed of being firemen, astronauts, rock stars and superheroes, but life often takes you where you didn't expect it to. My brother and I worked every harvest from the time we could ride our bikes. After college, our careers took us beyond the land our grandfather planted in 1924. Ironically, today we are more fulfilled, working... Read more
Most of us didn't imagine where we would be right now. Sure, we dreamed of being firemen, astronauts, rock stars and superheroes, but life often takes you where you didn't expect it to. My brother and I worked every harvest from the time we could ride our bikes. After college, our careers took us beyond the land our grandfather planted in 1924. Ironically, today we are more fulfilled, working side-by-side at the family vineyard & winery. We didn't plan it or expect it, but we are enjoying this strange twist in our lives. That's Irony - a bottle full of life's strange twists and a celebration of our family's life-long commitment to producing the finest quality wines. -- Chris & Jay Read less

Member Reviews for Irony Pinot Noir Monterey County

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: Sanbusco
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3.00 5
06/28/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Irony Pinot Noir Monterey County

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Irony was originally conceived of as a Napa Valley brand by Chris and Jay Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards, now known as DFV Wines. (The name “Irony” has to do with the fact that the brothers worked for a time outside the family business but have returned to it; Chris, in fact, is CEO of DFV.) They branched out from Napa to find more suitable places for Pinot Noir. And what better place than Monterey County, where the family owns the immense San Bernabe Vineyard, which has its own AVA? San Bernabe, where there are seven blocks of Pinot, each with different soils, rootstocks, clones and trellises, is the main fruit source for this wine. At $16, this is a very attractively priced Pinot Noir, especially considering the quality. The wine is bright and fruity up front, with raspberry and rhubarb flavors. There’s a nice purity to the fruit, and then the tannins firm up toward the finish. The wine was aged for nine months in French and American oak barrels, both new and used, and the oak isn’t at all intrusive – rather, it gives the wine a nice roundness and a little spice. Try it with grilled salmon or roast chicken.



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