Sunday, February 3, 2008

Martin Pinot Noir

Martin Family Vineyards
Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Sonoma, California, USA

$23.99 -- Carolina Wine Merchants, Chapel Hill, NC

Color: None too dark red with a tinge of peach
Nose: Strawberry, clover, and cinnamon
Body: Medium to light
Front: Cassis, cedar
Middle: Plum, pepper
Back: Sprouts, vanilla
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

Just when you think it's going to be State Fair cotton candy like lots of boring, headache-inducing Pinot Noirs, this thing takes a right turn up into Sonoma and gets more like a trip to the library.