vintage 2010. drunk on Xmas day 2013. aroma - slight raspberry, very strong but volatile boiled strawberry, slight scent of flowers (maybe violets or lilac), followed by raw meat. the taste doesn't get better with time - more bitter, mustard.
I found this pinot noir darn near undrinkable at first. very sour. had an odd aftertaste, kind of metallic. After a couple of days it seems a bit better. wouldn't buy it again.
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Arrogant Frog is an estate-bottled wine from the Languedoc region of southern France. Like its creator, winemaker Jean-Claude Mas, (aka the Humble Vintner), this wine is proud to assert its Mediterranean origin. Generations of the Mas family have tended to vineyards and made wine in the Languedoc region, and over the years, their wines have retained their vibrancy and refined charm. The wine is sealed with a dependable screw cap to preserve freshness and youthful appeal. Arrogant Frog delivers exceptional quality for the price and is confident of its ability to impress. Production Area Made from 14-year-old vines in the Languedoc region of France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Hérault Valley. The vineyards are managed with respect for the ecological environment, “agriculture raisonnée." Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Noir Vinification De-stemmed grapes are vinified separately. Skin contact at 10°C for three days. Skin contact at 10 °C for 3 days prior to 6 days fermentation at 24/26°C with daily pumping over followed by a 9 day maceration. Only the first presses are reincorporated into the wine. 50% of the blend is aged in new oak barrel for 7 months. The other 50% are matured stainless steel vats. After taking the wine off the barrels we have aged it for a further 2 months in vats prior to bottling. Color Bright and lovely light garnet-red Bouquet Very elegant with aromas of strawberry, cherry, and soft spices with a hint of vanilla Taste Medium-bodied with ripe tannins and acidity; develops very delicate aromas and a long lasting finish Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions Drink with flavourful appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, white meat entrees and cheese platters.
Medium-bodied with ripe tannins and acidity; develops very delicate aromas and a long lasting finish.
Lily Pad Noir 2008 - 86 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast./ Another great value from The Humble Winemaker, producer of the Arrogant Frog wines. Raspberry and blueberry flavors abound with accents of cocoa and foliage. Lightweight but round and well structured with a moderate finish.
Lily Pad Noir 2007 - 85 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ A great value, this Pinot offers up plenty of raspberry, cocoa powder, carnation and coffee on the nose and palate. It's light in the mouth with high acidity, keeping the flavors and finish fresh and vibrant.