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in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day ninety-four (Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Silver Label Pinot Noir 2009)

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Silver Label Pinot Noir 2009It’s been a while since I did a tasting because I’ve been busy, and I still am. So tonight’s tasting will be quick.

Tonight’s wine is Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Silver Label Pinot Noir 2009. (That’s a long name.) A friend recommended this to me at Mahan’s.

The nose is musky and peppery. There’s also a vanilla, currant jam smell to it. It smells juicy, which is what I want.

It’s thick on the tongue. It feels like a Salvador Dali painting on my tongue.

Salvador Dali Metamorphosis of Narcissus

Metamorphosis of Narcissus. (Click it to see it big.)

I pick up currants and cherries and some herbs.

On the finish, it’s slightly tart with a hint of pepper.

Despite the fact this Pinot is 50% opaque and a Pinot, it’s pretty heavy. It’s quite odd. I don’t mind, but I don’t expect it.

I like this. It’s one of the better California Pinot Noirs I have had. I still prefer my Oregon Pinots, though.

I’ll give it a B+.//


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