Good Morning Gentle Readers,
This morning's mini review comes courtesy of No Star.
I've been meaning to write a review of the Duck Pond 2005 Pinot Noir I enjoyed some weeks back, but I realize now that I will never get around to it.
I will tell you this much. It was the most balanced wine I ever drank. Structure and flavor, perfected blended. I got lucky and found it in a close out sale for $7.99. I recently saw it at Safeway for almost $20. It is worth the Andrew Jackson.
If you get a chance to try this Oregon Pinot Noir, don't pass it by.
Tasting Notes from Wino World.....
Outstanding. Duck Pond proves yet again that it can produce a superior Oregon Pinot Noir for an affordable price. This is bright and satisfying with earth and violet aromas and flavors of cherries, pomegranates and strawberries that meld together in a smooth silky embrace.
This Pinot Noir has a traditional nose of raspberry and black currant and nice weight in the mouth. Soft oak enhances the body and prolongs the finish without competing with the wine's clean fruitiness.
The fruit was spectacular, generous in all desired qualities. The quantity was modest, reducing the production significantly. Enjoy the The 2005 vintage is lively with fruit and moderate in body, it will pair with a large variety of foods.
It is also worth mentioning (Heads Up, Eco-fans!) that Duck Pond practices earth friendly farming techniques. Auuugggghhhhhh! TWC hates that term but I'm in a hurry this morning and it sort of gets the point across.