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Woodbridge Pinot Noir 2010
Our silky, fruit-focused 2010 Pinot Noir pairs perfectly with many foods. Its elegant aromas and flavors offer light cherry and strawberry notes accented by a hint of cinnamon. On the palate these velvety, rich red fruit flavors mingle with a touch of smoke from the toasted oak aging. Enjoy this versatile wine with grilled tuna steaks, roasted lamb, or wild mushroom risotto.
Thirty years ago, Robert Mondavi set out to establish a wine culture in America by putting great California wine on every table. Invigorated by the success of Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley, in 1979 he established the Woodbridge Winery near his childhood home of Lodi, California.
This review is for Mondavi's Central Coast meritage, not the Pinot Noir. Snooth seems to dislike what titles I enter and change them. This middle weight wine shows harder tannins, moderate color but needs more extract to be a success. Pleasant but nothing to ponder. My rating-- 81
Some black cherry, pepper, a little earthy on the nose. A little light on the palate at first but opens up with a little time to breathe. Some notes of cherry come through on the palate again, but this is not a fruit forward wine. There's just enough fruit that you can taste it coming through. Mainly earthy with some pepper. To put it in layman's terms, overall I'm rather impressed with this wine especially considering that I only paid $8 for it at a local liquor store. I just might have to go back and get a few more of these. So far I've only paired it with some crackers with bacon and cheddar cheese spread. Wasn't a horrible matchup, but it didn't exactly make me go "wow" either. I think this would be much better with pizza. Perhaps I'll give that a try next time. Can't give it a 5 glass rating though as it is certainly not the best malbec I've ever had. Not really a 4 glass rating either. If I could go 3.9 I would, but as it is it gets 3.5. Pretty good effort by the winemaker.
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Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir displays elegant cranberry and black cherry character with complex orange peel, licorice and peppery spice accents. - Winery
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