Friday, January 4, 2008

2005 Jeriko Estate Pinot Noir

This week's wine came as a sample from WineQ as part of their Beta Club. The price per the WineQ site is $28.99.

All of the Jeriko Estate wines are made from 100% organically grown and certified grapes grown in the Mendocino Valley.

So what's this wine like? Strawberries, cherries and an angel's kiss in spring.. oops, that's a Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood song, Summer Wine.

Seriously though, that's what I got on the nose and the palate: strawberries, cherries, raspberries, smoked meat (reminds me of those Slim Jim meat sticks Costco sells), hints of pepper, spice, dark chocolate and a bit of underbrush.

The tannins and acidity were nicely balanced and integrated in this wine and it had a lovely, silky, mouthfeel. The finish lasted a long time, too.

Is it worth $28.99? That's on the high side for me, but considering what pinot noirs cost these days, I would say if you want a really good pinot noir, spend the money and get this one. It is really good and easily worth the expenditure. Two thumbs way up on this one.

And to finish off the review, here's my choice of music video that matches with this wine:





Note: if you don't see the video above, click here. It's worth a listen/view!

1 comment:

Marshall from WineQ.com said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! The Moonlighting video brought a tear to my eye. Really, quite a lovely review... Glad you enjoyed it so much.