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Mirassou Vineyards Pinot Noir California 2010
Taste Profile: Our Mirassou California Pinot Noir displays fresh fruit flavors of pomegranates, cherries and currants with complementing aromas of strawberries, pomegranates and cherries. This wine is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but can age in the bottle for up to three years if carefully cellared. Finished Wine: Displaying fresh fruit flavors of pomegranates, cherries and currants, balanced with fruit aromas, Mirassou California Pinot Noir is a bright reflection of our heritage as the pioneer of California Pinot Noir.
For over 150 years the Mirassou family has crafted uniquely expressive wines made with equal parts optimism and California sunshine. Sharing the gift and joy of winemaking has been the Mirassou family's great privilege for six generations, and it continues today. Learn more about the Mirassou Winery by visiting www.mirassou.com
Bright crimson color. A swirl of the glass reveals a well balanced oak, vanilla and ripe fruit nose which I really like. Raspberry, strawberry in the mouth with a brief acidity shortly afterwards followed finally with a buttery finish. Very similar to the Mark West 2010 California Pinot Noir, but with more subtle oak notes and lighter body. I can't decide which one I like better, but I think the Mirassou has the better nose. The Mark West may have a slightly better mid palate. Both have a similar finish but a previous bottle of Mirassou seemed to have a silkier, longer finish. Both are exactly what I've been looking for in an inexpensive Pinot. Straight forward, soft but not very complex, at least to my inexperienced palate.
Basic inexpensive Pinot Noir. Not a bad generic Pinot Noir to have around
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Mirassou Vineyards Pinot Noir California
Our Mirassou California Pinot Noir displays fresh fruit flavors of pomegranates, cherries and currants with complementing aromas of strawberries, pomegranates and cherries. This wine is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but can age in the bottle for up to three years if carefully cellared. - Winery
Intense flavors of strawberries, pomegranates, and cherries. These primary flavors are enhanced by secondary flavors of floral and spice characters. This wine is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but should be able to age in the bottle for up to three years.
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Dietary Information: Kosher
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