2006 Taft Street Pinot Noir Mendocino Ridge
Mendocino Ridge, Mendocino County, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $36.00 (Winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

This $36 wine is at the top of the price list at Taft Street, which makes uniformly excellent wines at extremely reasonable prices - including this wine, which could easily sell for much nore at a lot of Russian River wineries. I like the elegant feel of this Pinot Noir - ripe, earthy deep cherry and plum fruit in the perfumed nose, good richness without any heaviness, soft and lingering finish. Overall feeling of elegance and harmony., though perhaps lacking a smidge in depth and length. All the Taft Street Pinots tasted recently at the winery (the others are well under $30/bottle) are excellent, especially the 2007's, but this was the pick of the litter. - HK 2009-08-26


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