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A smashing Pinot Noir from 100+ year old vines

Friday, November 27, 2009

Brand NameRio Seco
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Wine NamePinot Noir
Vintage (Year)2006
AVAMendoza Province
CountryArgentina
Quality/GradeReserve
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypePinot Noir
Wine GroupsLovely reds
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

This is my second time tasting Rio Seco wines (big shout out to Mike Gonzalez of Vici Wine and Spirits). This time it was a Pinot Noir, and I paired it with a sirloin steak flavored with a meat rub that Chef Al Paris gave me, and also some succotash that I spiced up.

This wine is great! It is very earthy in it's taste, definitely giving you aspects of wood barrel aging, showing you characteristics of decadent smoke, and a full taste of dark berries. Now, this is dark berries, but not including other dark fruits. While the label describes it as raspberry, to me, I taste the distinct undertones of cherry.

This wine went perfect with the steak, and I expect it to go wonderful with game, wild fowl, and bison. I think it's too great for fish, but it might actually work well with sturgeon. This is a wine fit for a meal, or a hearty palate.

 

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