2013 Wind Gap Wines Pinot Noir - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (2/29/2016)
Earthy nose with pomegranate medium intensity but what I notice is the light cola and sassafras aromas. On taste the sappy flavors come through with a slightly bitter note but sweet as well. It is a well made balanced wine - light acid but nice flavors and the tannins are not that noticeable. Very long finish. So although the wine is well made and is not an extreme example of the cola and sassafras notes - this experience made me realize why I hate new world notes of sassafras and cola. For me - these flavors overwhelm any food I try to match. They clash - they fight = they overwhelm. I never drank coke or root beer regularly as a kid with any meals. Sure I enjoyed a coke once in a while but never with any meal besides pizza. Maybe that is why I just don’t get it when people love these new world expressions of pinot. I just can’t get past these flavors and aromas to match with anything I enjoy to eat. Not sure if others have flavors and aromas they can’t take in a wine - not trying to start a war. This was more of a self realization than a rant about this wine.
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