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2018 Minus Tide Pinot Noir "Manchester Ridge Vineyard"

Minus Tide 2018 Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir

Winery: Minus Tide

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Manchester Ridge Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino Ridge

State or country: CA

Price: $42

Cases produced: 112

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 14, 2021

Wine Review: This pale garnet colored Pinot Noir from Minus Tide was very well received. It opens with a musty strawberry and black raspberry bouquet with hints of smoky oak, nutmeg, and clove. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and savory. The flavor profile is a tart black plum and pomegranate blend with notes of rhubarb, vanilla and integrated oak. We also detected hints of black tea, cherry, orange zest and a dash of black pepper mixed in. It concludes with its flavors and moderate dry tannins that lead to a lovely lingering finish. This Pinot Noir would pair very nicely with a roasted pork with sage, rosemary, and garlic with butternut squash and Brussels sprouts, shrimp and grits or Hog Island barbecued oysters. Enjoy – Ken, Karen and Stuart

Winemaker Notes: This silky, elegant Pinot Noir has a lifted nose and smooth tannins. Notes of cranberry, pomegranate, and black tea mingle with whole-cluster spice and a delicious umami character. This wine shows its coastal influence with its lively acidity and lengthy finish.

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