Sunday, December 28, 2008

Louis Latour Domaine de Valmoissine Pinot Noir, 2005

Tasted next to the Keenan Cabernet (below), you might accuse this wine of being a simple little fruit bomb. But you'd be wrong. It's medium to light crimson with very forward, fine boned strawberry and pomegranate fruit. It's easy to take this wine for granted but, with a little attention, you'll find that it's a wine of subtle depth. The fresh berries keep coming at you and underneath there is the earthy Pinot structure. Long, velvety finish.

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