I brought this to serve blind and that's pretty cruel. Although it's made from pinot noir by a quality producer, there's nothing on the palate or or nose that says pinot noir. I ended up trying to give everyone a hint by telling them to ignore the flavor and focus on the texture, which is the closest thing to pinot noir. Lana got white pepper and wondered if it was gruner veltliner. I didn't get white pepper but got more of a generic spice. Several of us got citrus flavors. A little bit of oak on the attack. Towards the end of the evening Glenn said he started to pick up red fruits but I didn't get any. An interesting wine. I've got a bottle left that I'd like to try again in a year or two. I don't see this being a medium-term ager.
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(Novy Family Wines Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir) Mineral, floral, herbal and lime nose; tangy, lime, tart orange palate with green notes; medium finish (out of a black glass, tasted more like a Riesling Kabinett than a Pinot)
(Novy Family Wines Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir) Light yellow color; intriguing apricot and peach nose; good apricot, spice and herb palate; medium finish 91+ pts. (115 Dijon clone Pinot grapes from Willamette)