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2007 Le Cuvier Pinot Noir Central Coast (750ml)
Producer: Le Cuvier Winery lcwine.com
Appellation: Central Coast - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$38.00
Alcohol %: 15.4
Tasting Notes:
tasted: May 10, 2011 , John Gould
3.5 stars "Color: cloudy; Nose: discreet; Aromas: floral, spicy, sweet, dried fruit; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: medium dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: pleasant; In the very beginning there were cherries wrapped in a chocolate leather scented with laurel & wild rosemary plucked from the sea-splashed rocky shores of Eretria by the nymph Daphne, who ingenuously exposed her virtue to any number of rutting immortals floating high above her in the bright Summer sky . . . perhaps a bit excessive, but true nonetheless, & who can deny the tongue tingle of freshly grated nutmeg, or the infatuating whiff of allspice, peppercorn & cloves with a light rub of Mexican chipotle along the rim of a single petal from a night-flowering cactus? But always the rosemary, yes, & cedar too, & tea with dense dark flavors of rare cola berries imported from Bali, dark licorice root from the fens of Serendip, & with barberry & black, black cherry with fangs that refuse to let go of your tongue."