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2 old world flops, and a nice California Pinot

February 7, 2008

2004 Le Deveze “66” Cotes du Roussillon-Villages – Extracted and plummy, with balsamic and black fruits, with herbal undertones. Not bad, but lacked structure and acidity. Simple.
2004 Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano –  No nose – no fruit – bitter papery flavor with a burnt chestnut aroma. Eh. Corked?
2004 Dubakella Pinot Noir – Spicy nose, with nice old-world funk (hay+socks+dried basil) and big red fruits. Lush in the mouth. Unfortunatly marred by high alcohol and some new oak flavors in the finish that just were not quite integrated. Maybe too young, but the hot 14.5% ABV scares me a little if the fruit subsides in the cellar. Very easy to drink….nice value @ $20. 


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