-Sonoma Coast, California
-Vintage 2005 (DRINK NOW OR HOLD)
-L.C.B.O. PRICE: $25.15
to what one finds in Burgundy, Pinot Noir from California can be quite
concentrated and filled to the brim with fruit. What impresses me about
this wine is that its awesome concentration and thick berry-fruit
flavours are matched by an excellent structure and almost-velvety
texture; there are also some lovely chocolate notes to be enjoyed, as
well. Give this wine a try --- I was very impressed.
PAIRING SUGGESTION: Marinated duck with herbs --- enjoy!
(2) J. Lohr Winery ('Seven Oaks')
-Pabl Robles, California
-Vintage 2004 (DRINK NOW OR HOLD)
-L.C.B.O. PRICE: $20.15
For the past several vintages, this wine seems to be getting better and
better, with an indisputably smooth personality and lots of fruit
flavours. Though relatively high in alcohol, there is no mistaking the
quality of both its structure and youthful finesse. While this wine is
really not meant for cellaring, it can hold for a few more years.
PAIRING SUGGESTION: Barbequed ribs --- enjoy!