Alouette reminds me that not all wine must be a terroir champion. Sometimes diverse and democratic contributions to an effort just work out beautifully. Absent more information about its origins--I gather this is a Wagner family production exclusively for Total Wine--I can only judge what my senses tell me, and thus far the 2012 Alouette continues to be a consistent pleasure to drink. What a crowd pleaser.
Nose of fresh red fruit with a bit of a floral undertone. Initial palate is very sweet and fruit forward. Agree with the comparison to Meomi. Mostly strawberry and red jammy flavors, but there is slight hint of earth or terroir on the finish. Overall, this is a good quality pinot, just not that complex.
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