Irony 2011 Pinot Noir
Red mountain fruit comes jumping out early in your swirl. Expect soft cherry and hints of tobacco or leather to balance the sweet fruit. I found this little guy to be a Pinot wearing a Petite Sirah shirt. I has a great jammy quality and untamed fruity acids on the rear palate. I bet letting it breathe will tame this quality a bit but most of this is just the structure and characteristic of this wine. If you are new to Pinots, this is not a bad place to start. The acidity is solid but it won’t scare you off, the aromas are very enticing and the finish will keep you sticking your nose back in the glass. To top it all off, this is a BevMo wine! You can find it for $15 and lower. I got it on the $.05 table making it a must at the price point.
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “Irony 2012 Monterey Pinot Noir opens with elegant aromas of black cherry, sweet plum, cocoa and violet. Supple tannins and balanced acidity are complemented on the palate with sweet, lush fruit flavors and hints of almond.”