2006 Kingston Family Vineyards Alazan Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir

Note: I tasted both the 2002 and 2005 Alazan Pinot Noirs in the walkaround tasting. I felt the wines were a bit rustic, veering toward “Burgundian” austerity. The 2002 wine, however, had taken on secondary flavors of earth, tobacco and game and was quite enjoyable. Because of their prominent acidity, they do not easily catch a taster’s fancy in a walk-around tasting stocked with many fruit-forward wines, but they would do just fine on the dinner table. The wines are exported to the United States · Lovely nose, silky mouth entry, balanced fruit, sound acid structure, tasty. Aromatic finish and good length. A lovely wine that needs a little time. Reviewed March 23, 2008

Winery: Kingston Family Vineyards
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