Mouth-feel is a great start, satiny-smooth, luxurious. Spices are the signature, peppery with a touch of hot pepper heat. Black cherry and cola lead to blackberries, all with black and white pepper in the background. n the finish the dark fruit and pepper linger. Tannins are firm, silky up front, drying only on the finish. Acids, even at six years, are good and in balance with tannins. This is a complex spicy wine that offers a great match for rich foods. Pair with steak and chips with hollandaise, letting the acids and spice cut through the fat. Highly Recommended (92). DH

WHO: Laetitia
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE:  California, Central Coast, Arroyo Grande Valley
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $33

 

 

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David Honig
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David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.