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2010 Alysian Pinot Noir "Floodgate Vineyard Rock Hill"

Alysian 2010 Floodgate Vineyard Rock Hill Pinot Noir

Winery: Alysian

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Floodgate Vineyard Rock Hill"

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: 158

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: August 11, 2013

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with cherry cola like bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic savory and robust. The flavor profile is a spicy plum with notes of oak and black pepper. I also detected some red currant. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild acidity linger for quite a while. I would first decant this wine as it really opens is with some air. I would pair this big Pinot with slow cooked beef brisket. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Bright aromas of raspberry, currant and fresh plum explode from the glass, and draw us toward flavors which are similarly bright and possess amazing purity and focus on raspberry, blueberry and spice. Mouthwatering acidity is prevalent throughout; and the finish is vibrant, refreshing and incredibly satisfying. Absolutely delicious and incredibly balanced, this Pinot Noir is an obvious choice for moderately spiced entrees or careful, long-term cellaring.

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