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Like the 1999 Vintage, 2009 repeated the cycle of “Wind, Fire & Water” that influenced the vineyard and produced a cl...Read more...
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Food Pairings for Windward Pinot Noir Paso Robles Monopole
For the 2009, same review as the '08, just a bit more of the need for some ageing, here are my notes for '08: Big Paso Robles Pinot Noir. Lots of dark red fruit, medium tannins and fairly long finish. One very small drawback to me is a metallic iron-like mid palate that is just a bit too angular but settles out with some air time.
Like the 1999 Vintage, 2009 repeated the cycle of “Wind, Fire & Water” that influenced the vineyard and produced a classic Pinot Noir. Lovely raspberry on the nose, a lush entry of cherry fruit that flows to cocoa bean leather on the sides of the tongue. The wine finishes with balance, and seems to last forever. The current youthfulness of the ’09 will pair with your choice of Grandma’s fresh cavatelli, or seafood. Lay this vintage down and enjoy for many, many years to come.
1300 cases produced.
Aged 14 months in French Oak.
Notes: 33% new French oak, 33% 1-year old barrels, 33% 2-year old barrels
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