2005 Martinelli Pinot Noir Moonshine Ranch
Russian River, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 89

 
Alcohol by volume: 15.5%
Price at time of purchase: $60.00 (Winery)
 
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
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This is a rich, balanced young Pinot Noir still in its tannic youth, yet drinking well even so. Earthy Pinot aromas accompany a full, if tannic, feel in the mouth and layers of spicy red and black fruit flavors. Some heat from the alcohol when tasted alone, but this was not remotely objectionable when the wine was tasted with food. Would be nice to taste this again in a few years, but its price precludes that for these thrifty tasters. - WB exec team 2007-10-06

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