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Taft Street Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir 2008

Member Review by WineborkDotCom:

This $36 wine is at the absolute top of the price list at Taft Street, which makes uniformly excellent wines at extremely reasonable prices - including this wine, which could easily sell for $50+ at a lot of Russian River wineries. I love this style of Pinot Noir - ripe, almost jammy deep cherry and plum fruit in the perfumed nose, mouth-coating richness without a hint of heaviness, soft and lingering finish. Overall feeling of elegance and harmony. All the Taft Street Pinots tasted recently at the winery (the others are well under $30/bottle) are excellent, especially the 2007's, but this was the pick of the litter.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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The term “garagistes” originated in Bordeaux in the 1980’s and referred to a group of innovative winemakers who produced exceptional wines in their garages rather than in grand chateaux. Since 1979, we have carried on the garagistes tradition of innovation and excellance in a chateau alternative locale. Taft Street Winery continues in the garagistes traditions to this day, producing limited ... Read more
The term “garagistes” originated in Bordeaux in the 1980’s and referred to a group of innovative winemakers who produced exceptional wines in their garages rather than in grand chateaux. Since 1979, we have carried on the garagistes tradition of innovation and excellance in a chateau alternative locale. Taft Street Winery continues in the garagistes traditions to this day, producing limited production, handcrafted wines from select Sonoma County vineyards. Our goals have not changed. We make great wine; make it available at a fair price; and, most of all, have fun in the process. Read less

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Vintage: 2006 11/04/2009

This $36 wine is at the absolute top of the price list at Taft Street, which makes uniformly excellent wines at extremely reasonable prices - including this wine, which could easily sell for $50+ at a lot of Russian River wineries. I love this style of Pinot Noir - ripe, almost jammy deep cherry and plum fruit in the perfumed nose, mouth-coating richness without a hint of heaviness, soft and lingering finish. Overall feeling of elegance and harmony. All the Taft Street Pinots tasted recently at the winery (the others are well under $30/bottle) are excellent, especially the 2007's, but this was the pick of the litter.




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