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June 2, 2009

North Coast Pinot

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dex Wineslacker @ 11:16 pm

Interesting Pinot from Facet Cellars at Trader Joe’s recently. 2006 North Coast . The label doesn’t say where the grapes are from but it’s a typical cool climate Pinot. Lighter in color, less intense, less fruity and a nice change from some overpowering, blast in the pie hole, warm climate Pinots. 13% alcohol. Open it early and decant if you can. This needs a little breathing time, but it becomes quite pleasant and it’s a great price. If the faulty, slightly moldy memory holds, without looking at the register tape, it was $8.99. Brings back fond memories of Mendocino Pinot, from Navarro. Not the same, but not the price either. Bottled in St. Helena.

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