Sal's Beverage World USD 12.99 750ml

Moobuzz Pinot Noir 2008

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The color of this Pinot Noir is brick red with ruby edges. The aromatics are built around a core of roasted mushroom and rich raspberry notes with fresh violets and ripe plum. The flavors start with notes of red currants and cherries jubilee then develop into toasted pinenut, dark cherry, mocha, and wild strawberry. Then the flavor lingers showing sweetened cranberry, toasted brioche, cedar, and fresh tobacco.

Region: USA » California
Winery: Moobuzz
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Snooth User: violawolf
74085652
2.00 5
04/04/2011

I bought this Pinot at a local wine and spirits shop, supposedly know for employing the "best" wine buyer in southern New Jersey, on the recommendation of a distributor that deals with the liquor store I work for. I had wanted to get a French white, preferrably a Burgundy for under $15 and a salesman with little knowledge of French wine suggested a Jadot Macon-Villages which I promptly turned down. The salesman confided that he did not know much about French wines, so I asked what he liked to drink. He told me he enjoyed wine from California, so we took a look at the California Chardonnay selection. I almost bought a bottle of Clos Julien Central Coast Chardonnay since I had recently had their Willamette Valley Pinot noir and enjoyed it, but the only information the salesman had on the bottle was that many customers bought it (many customers buy Sutter Home, too). On a whim I asked about some reds, first Petite Syrah then Syrah, and finally Pinot noir. I was shown two bottles of Pinot within my price point, one for $9.99 and the other for $11.99. I told the salesman that I preferred wines with a fair amount of acidty and tannins, and he told me that the bottle for $11.99, the 2008 Moobuzz Monterey Pinot noir, would be more complex and robust. Against all my instincts, especially since the back label said "vinted and bottled" (vinted is not a verb, nor a word) I decided to try this wine based on the saleman's recommendation. I tasted the bottle as I would any other, taking detailed notes on all aspects of the tasting. I came up with the following upon the initial tasting: The appearance is clear, with medium(-) intensity, ruby colored with the slightest tint of orange. The nose was for the most part clean, with medium intensity, but underdeveloped. The aromatics included a meatiness, raspberry, tobacco, leather, and stronger than the rest, what smelled to me like burnt rubber. This was most unpleasant. On the palate the wine felt dry, with hardly any noticable acid, and weak tannins. The alcohol was medium(+), and the body was medium(-). Flavor characteristics included subdued strawberry and red currant, pronounced leather and burnt rubber, and possibly some cured pork on the finish, which was of quite short length. This wine would possibly pair with heavier meats, perhaps bringing out the meatiness of the nose some more. It may improve marginally with some time, although this is highly doubtful. I was barely able to choke down two medium-sized glasses (I had to give it at least a fair chance!), and I'm letting the rest of the bottle sit out overnight in hopes that it will open up, but I'm anticipating disappointment. Surprisingly, after 24 hours this wine did open up significantly. The burnt rubber smell has disipated and is now replaced by berry aromatics and slight hints of alcohol, which is a great improvement from yesterday. The strawberry flavors are now more prominent, and the texture has become more velvety. There is some heat on the finish, but overall a remarkable development from before. Obviously, this wine NEEDS to be decanted. My initial rating was 1 wine glass, and despite being the only reviewer, snooth.com decided to give the wine 2 and 1/2 wine glasses. I'm guessing this was because Sebastiani is paying them for advertisements or something. God, the wine industry is soooo corrupt. Anyway, I have decided to change my rating to 2 wine glasses since letting the wine breathe overnight actually made it drinkable. At $12 a bottle this 2008 Moobuzz Monterey Pinot noir is acceptable- not an amazing buy for the money, but not a rip-off either. Just be sure to let it breathe for an extended period of time before tasting. It makes a huge difference!


Snooth User: winehound69
40885602
3.00 5
10/13/2011

Nice legs, smokey and berry on the nose. Cherry Cola with tobacco finish on the tongue. Nice Pinot Noir for the U10 crowd. Nice to have just for a nice everyday wine but not one for a special occasion or if you want to impress that special someone. Keep 2 or so in stock.


External Reviews for Moobuzz Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/30/2011

The color of this Pinot Noir is brick red with ruby edges. The flavors start with notes of red currants and cherries jubilee then develop into toasted pinenut, dark cherry, mocha, and wild strawberry.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

Moobuzz Pinot Noir 2008 and all other wine from Moobuzz are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from WineDada.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/03/2013

The color of this 2008 Pinot Noir is brick red with ruby edges. The aromatics are built around a core of roasted mushroom and rich raspberry notes with fresh violets and ripe plum. The flavors start with notes of red currants and cherries jubilee then develop into toasted pinenut, dark cherry, mocha, and wild strawberry. Then the flavor lingers showing sweetened cranberry, toasted brioche, cedar, and fresh tobacco. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

MooBuzz Pinot Noir Monterey 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

94 pts- Gold Medal at the California State Fair - Tasting Notes - The color of this Pinot Noir is brick red with ruby edges. The aromatics are built around a core of roasted mushroom and rich raspberry notes with fresh violets and ripe plum. The flavors start with notes of red currants and cherries jubilee then develop into toasted pinenut, dark cherry, mocha, and wild strawberry. Then the flavor lingers showing sweetened cranberry, toasted brioche, cedar, and fresh tobacco.



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The color of this Pinot Noir is brick red with ruby edges. The aromatics are built around a core of roasted mushroom and rich raspberry notes with fresh violets and ripe plum. The flavors start with notes of red currants and cherries jubilee then develop into toasted pinenut, dark cherry, mocha, and wild strawberry. Then the flavor lingers showing sweetened cranberry, toasted brioche, cedar, and fresh tobacco.

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