2005 Old World Winery Pinot Noir Nunes Vineyard (Cellar Rat label)
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 13.7%
Price at time of purchase: $32.00 (from winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

The 2005 Nunes Vineyard Pinot Noir (bottled under the "Cellar Rat" label) is less voluptuous and velvety than the 2004, as well as possessing about 1% less alcohol. But it also seems a bit more complex, streamlined and fruit forward, with a brighter acid profile and less tannin than the 2004 at a similar stage. Classic red cherry, plum, pomegranate, and charcoal are found in the lovely aromas and flavors, along with an intriguing earthy edge. Full of fruit in the mouth, with a long, attractive, slightly tart finish. - HK 2010-02-01


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