Cost: $78.55 (Cayman Islands)
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: Blackbeard’s, Cayman Islands
Country: United States
Region: Sonoma Coast
Format: 750 mL
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Cloudy medium garnet in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This complex wine features ripe sea grapes on the nose with strawberry tarts, bramble fruit, rhubarb, bergamot, smoked bacon, roasted fennel, black cherry, toffee and Brazilian coffee on the finish. Medium body with low tannins, good acidity, the alcohol is well integrated and a very long length.
Thanks to Roberto from Blackbeard’s for suggesting this wine to my sister-in-law to give to me as my birthday present.
Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or pair it with mushroom and speck brick oven pizza.
Tasted: 5 Dec 2014
Score: 9.5/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 17.5+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5
Edward. Nice review. The bergamot comment caught my eye as I recently detected the same in the 2005 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red. On New Year’s Eve we tasted the 90, 94, 96 and 05 and the wines proved to be remarkably age worthy as well remarkably hard to keep your hands off of. You can catch my tasting notes at WineSnark.com.