Wyatt Pinot Noir 2006
Nose exhibits ripe red berry fruit â€“ raspberry, black cherry, and a touch of earth and a floral element (rose petals?). In the mouth you get good ripe strawberry, raspberry, and black cherry. There is the slightest hint of a green / stemmy / herbaceous flavor that melds well with the ripe fruits. Some spice â€“ a touch of vanilla, black pepper, and earth. Acidity is appropriately medium, tannins are soft. Texture is smooth. A touch of hotness / alcohol in the finish, which is otherwise pleasant. The flavors are ripe and enjoyable for drinking alone but subtle enough for favorable food matching. An outstanding wine for the Thanksgiving table, as it pairs well with turkey, herbaceous stuffing (i.e., rosemary, thyme), and most of the other Thansgiving fixinsâ€™. Overall a very well put together Pinot Noir at a very fair price. This wine is as close to Burgundian in style as Iâ€™ve experienced from California (that is a compliment); in fact if tasted blind I might have guessed it was a simple Bourgogne or possibly a Monthelie (if youâ€™re a geek you might know what Iâ€™m talking about; if not, take my word for it, itâ€™s a very nice wine).
a-8 t-8 b-8 fc-9 v-10 ~ 93 Points