Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Pinot Noir!!

2005 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad...$55.99
"Lithe in texture, with a distinctive range of red cherry, black cherry, cinnamon and mocha flavors that ride smoothly over a graceful frame, lingering nicely on the clear, expressive finish. Drink now through 2015. 6,500 cases made. —H.S."
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2006 Bird Big Barrel Pinot Noir...$24.99

"Fermented and matured in a 900-liter barrel, the aptly entitled 2006 Big Barrel Pinot Noir is impressive with a beautifully defined, very natural red cherry, earth-tinged nose that you might find in Pommard, the palate light but very well-balanced with great poise and precision with raspberry leaf and wild strawberry on the supple finish. Drink over the next 5-6 years. Roseworthy-trained Steve Bird aka “Birdman” founded Thornbury Vineyards with his wife Caroline before setting out on his own adventure after buying the “Old Schoolhouse Vineyard” in Omaka Springs. This is a source of very natural, well-crafted wines from an experienced hand and certainly a name to watch out for in the future."
---Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate
(currently only at Forsyth)

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