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Wine: Poppy Pinot Noir

Poppy Pinot Noir

Poppy Pinot Noir

Poppy Pinot Noir is from Monterey County California and the current vintage release is 2009. As a rule, I am nervous about Pinot Noir from Clalifornia, but once in a while I find something that is fascinating and it then captivates and enthralls me- something like Poppy PN!

When you pour your glass of Poppy PN, it has the characteristic pink, thin color one associates and expects from Pinot Noir. The aromas are light as you swirl the wine around your glass with hints of red fruit and nutmeg. Deeper aromatic sensations evolve as the wine continues to unfold with light tannic structure yields a hint of cocoa in the nose.

Once on the tongue, the wine shows bright red fruits with well balanced acidity. Malic acid dominates the fore of the tongue giving one the sensation of a raspberry-nutmeg combination. The bright acidity reveals it’s delicate balance on the crest of the tongue and a darker currant sensation is revealed with a lush mouth feel and light cocoa sensations. The finish has a touch of smokey-earthiness as is characteristic of Pinot Noir wines and a bit more spice than expected from the weight of the wine.

Overall, a very delightful wine very characteristic of Pinot Noir grown in a moist, warm region of California. Buy today, drink tonight with dinner of avocado salad, salmon poached ina  smoked gouda cream sauce, and green beans almondine.

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