nose has baking spice and a whiff of smoke; palate is weightier (13.95% alc) and lacks the lift of other Kutch vintages (such as the 2007), though some acidity still makes for a pleasant, unmistakably Sonoma Coast pinot
This was a lovely bottle of wine that is ruby red with no orange at this point. The nose expresses pure cherry and raspberry with occasional wisps of smoke. The palate is spherical with lovely cherry and raspberry, a touch of earth, smoke, and spice. There is higher acidity in this medium-bodied wine, which gives freshness, to go with its plush mouthfeel. Overall, I really enjoyed this wines unabashed fruit purity as well as its acidity that balanced out the entire package. Well done.
Pinot March continues. As I popped this recalled meeting Jamie years ago at the Slanted Door. Terrific guy. Fantastic dinner that evening. This 2008 is nice. In an elegant place. Soft red fruit. Cherry pop. Perhaps black cherry. Velvety. Easy. 90
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