2006 W.H. Smith Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (4/28/2009)
I feel like I have had enough experience with this particular wine (about 2 cases consumed over the 18 months) to pass judgment on it. The bottle variation is really quite annoying. If you get a good bottle, this simple wine can be absolutely stellar and probably 75% of the bottles I have had fall into this category but every once in a while one stands out that is either a little fizzy from some secondary fermentation or it comes across so oaky and disjointed that it tastes like beaver food. Tonight was the good one, the bottle last week was not. Fortunately I picked up this 6 pack for a nice discount so I don’t feel too bad about it but if you still have this wine laying around, I hope that all of your bottles are the good ones. If you do get one that’s a little off, a few hours of airtime does seem to help.
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