The Grape Nuts tasted around 50 different grapes at this gathering and the Carlisle Mondeuse was one of the most appreciated. Beautiful dark ruby color, great fruit on nose and a mouthfull of great flavors.
14.9% ABV. Translucent dark garnet - quite a bit lighter in appearance than I recall. Swet strawberry nose with just a hint of a bottle sweet quality. Medium bodied with bright strawberry and cherry fruit and perhaps some secondary balsa wood and some late chalky tannin. I found myself marvelling that this would be a hard wine to assess blind. It had a certain Pinot Noir-like lightness to it, and it is among the most feminine Carlisle's I've had, but it doesn't have the typical flavors of a Pinot.
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