Wesley’s Wine Club (February 2014)

DSC00125In our monthly wine club, we’re working through the suggested tastings in Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier. I’m just going to be giving a quick run-down of this month’s wines. All were served slightly chilled.

DSC00128

2010 Louis Jadot Pinot Noir

This Burgundy Pinot Noir was ruby-colored and leggy. Cherry on the nose, bold and tannic, with a medium finish. This was the evening’s favorite. I give it a 5/5 and would definitely drink again.

DSC00127

2008 Sierra Peaks Pinot Noir

This Oregon Pinot Noir was very similar in appearance to the other wines. It was earthy on the nose, off-dry, and tight, with a short finish. This one was not well-received, and I give it 2/5 stars.

DSC00126

2011 MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir

This was a welcome revisiting of a Sonoma wine I first tasted in August. Medium-bodied and wonderfully balanced. On revisiting and in comparison to the Louis Jadot, I’m downgrading to a 4/5 stars from my previous 5/5, but I’m still a big fan.

Like this Article? Subscribe to email updates!