2009 Joseph Swan Vineyards Pinot Noir Trenton View

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • drrobvino wrote: 94 points

    January 8, 2014 - This is a truly beautiful bottle of restrained, elegant, delicious and perfectly ripened RRV Pinot.
    Very light in color, med(-) ruby at the core, fading to an almost colorless rim.
    Nose is very RRV, but in a perfect sense, showing off red cherry, tart plum skin, spice box and soil-inflected tones to keep the tart and savory components in balance, like a well-made perfume.
    The palate is textbook PN perfection, repeating tart cherry and plum notes from the nose, adding tobacco, cola, orange zest, umami, gentle but persistent spiciness. It's all there, supported by med alcohol, med tannins that are now rounding and drinking beautifully, and a delightful med(+) acidity, higher than what is typical in PN, especially from Calif. The finish is med length and just hones in on the cherry and spice for 30 secs or so, leaving you wanting for another sip.
    Drinking beautifully right now, and I would hesitate to say how long this wine will last since I haven't tried many Swan PN's as they get over 7 yrs of age. I've read that they seem to last quite awhile, and based on the gorgeous balance and plentiful fruit, with great acidity, I'd say this wine will further improve for another 3-4 years and drink well through 2020+. It is sooo delicious now, drink one if you have a few bottles and see how the other bottle ages…Nice.

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  • tomherer commented:

    1/8/14, 5:25 PM - Love your TNs. This one practically puts the glass in your hand. Much appreciated.

  • drrobvino commented:

    1/8/14, 7:19 PM - Thanks for the kind words. As you know, it's a labor of love. Cheers!

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