Saturday, June 09, 2007

2005 Gallo Family PINOT NOIR "Sonoma Reserve" (Sonoma County, California)

This was kind of thin and undernourished. Bright crystalline ruby. Light intensity nose of minerals, vaguely gingerbready spice, and tart cherries. Pleasant, but rather thin flavors of cherries and bitterish minerals. Finish fades quickly, with too much acid showing through. 78. About $13 at Spec's.

1 comment:

Richard said...

I agree with you on this one. I just bought it for $9.99 (supposedly 40% off), but I could easily find better US Pinot Noirs than this for less than $10. Good color, no inappropriate flavors, but there was nothing particularly appealing about the wine either. No nose, no finish, minimal fruit. A very forgettable wine.