Friday, July 20, 2007

San Simeon Pinot Noir 2005 wine review by (PB)

In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the historic San Antonio winery in Los Angeles, they sent us this wine for our "tasting pleasure."

Remember Pinot Noir is a tough grape to grow and a complex wine to make well. Wine makers, Riboli and Debons have outdone themselves on this super value Pinot.

The wine is beautiful right from the first pour with a gorgeous wild cherry red hue. Strawberry and black cherry bouquet is surprisingly full.

In the mouth this wine is fairly intense with a first impression of milk chocolate with fruit notes. After breathing the wine for half hour or so, it opens to a complex wine with pepper and cinnamon notes. This wine is REALLY well made and in my notes I wrote, "VERY,VERY, NICE."

At $18, that's right $18, this is a super value Pinot Noir which if available in your area, definitely give it a try and raise a glass.