2003 Old World Winery Pinot Noir Rose Powerhouse Vineyard
Potter Valley, Medocino County, California
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 12.8%
Price at time of purchase: $13.00 (from Winery)
Type: Rosť
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Striking ruby color, as deep as many a "real" Pinot Noir. Cherries and strawberry jam in the nose, but bone dry and refreshing in the mouth. Spicy red fruit flavors, much fuller body than the typical rose, and seemed to even have a touch of tannin in the finish. Do NOT overchill this wine: it suppresses the many charms it displays at just below cellar temperature. It'll be fun to taste the standard Pinot Noir from this vineyard in a couple of years: it's a new grape source for winemaker Darek Trowbridge. - HK 2004-04-25


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