1998 Napa Ridge Pinot Noir North Coast
North Coast, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.1%
Price at time of purchase: $8.50 (Current release)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir

After a rather insipid '97, Napa Ridge is back on target in '98. Healthy bright purple color. Serious Pinot Noir nose (how do they do it for this price??), elegant, medium-bodied mouth feel, velvety flavors of cherry, vanilla, and raspberry. Not the most extracted or complex Pinot Noir, but excellent, and definitely better than most Pinot Noirs costing three times as much. - HK 2000-12-18


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