First one I’ve had in a while. And one of the better ones. Perhaps not utterly Pinot-like, but drinkable enough.
2008 Messina Hof Pinot Noir Barrel Reserve - USA, Texas (1/15/2010)
14.0% alcohol. Surprising quality for this wine. I would have expected something more ripe and raisin-like. Pleasant nose of blackberry jam and a slight floral note. In the mouth, sweet fruit. Light mouth feel without too much structure. Quite drinkable. B
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What…did you lose a bet to Tyler or Daniel?
Friend brought it over. I’m shockingly open-minded sometimes!
I don’t know what it is…maybe Texas Terroir, but every Texas wine I’ve had possesses this odd burned rubber nose similar to those of South Africa. It is just downright unpleasant. I wonder what this is? Winemakers?
Messina Hof was the first wine I ever bought which was about 15 years ago. Those College Station girls love it (the winery is 5 miles from A&M campus)…and I aim to please.
Any idea where Texas red grapes brick out before they’re harvested?
HA! I’ve had MH. From Bryan right? Not that bad. Drink it with chicken fried steak!
Ooooo, College Station girls - did they have teeth? Rough group down there with the animals and all.
Yup, Bryan … I imagine they’re picking pretty ripe because it had a bit of RS in it, or so it tasted.