2007 Cline Cellars Pinot Noir

Community Tasting Note


Monday, January 14, 2013 - Held my last bottle of this for almost one year after the rest. The extra time seems to have helped.

PnP. This is not a typical PN. As has been noted by others, this is much deeper and darker than a typical PN. The nose is deep and intense, with notes of cherry and cassis and some earthiness. On the palate this is very fruit forward - notes of sour cherry, strawberry, with some heat, acidity and tannin arriving mid-palate. Has a long finish. Definitely a bolder and deeper PN. This doesn't have the layers of complexity and elegance of many classic PNs; I would say this swaggers more than it dances. To me this has some distinct zin-like character.

Quite enjoyable, even though it's not a typical PN and someone expecting that might be disappointed. At my $10/bottle price this is excellent QPR. I doubt it will be seen again, but if so this is an autobuy.

Rated good: 83-85

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