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2007 Alysian Pinot Noir "Floodgate Vineyard West Block"

Alysian 2007 Floodgate Vineyard West Block Pinot Noir

Winery: Alysian

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Floodgate Vineyard West Block"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 444

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 19, 2010

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot was quite the crowd pleaser at a recent gathering I attended. It opens with a mild black raspberry bouquet with a hint of cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy going. The flavor profile is a very tasty plum with notes of black raspberry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are hardly noticeable. This wine is very food friendly and approachable. It would pair with salmon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The youthful, purple-tinged color of this wine hints of its adolescence; as do the incredibly deep aromas of violet, fresh blackberry and dark stone fruits. On the palate, wild berry and black cherry flavors expand and become quite exotic; with nuances of enriching oak and spice. The vineyard's contribution of structure becomes quite evident as the flavors build with vibrant, precise acidity and supportive fine-grain tannins. Though enjoyable now for its youthful, uninhibited charms, this wine promises a tremendous future for those who resist the temptation of early consumption.

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