23 October, 2009
Wine Review–Turning Leaf Pinot Noir 2007Comments : 2 Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
Wine: Turning Leaf Pinot Noir 2007
This pinot noir has a vibrant nose of Saint Anne’s cherry. Until this glass, it had been a long time since I’d had a bright, light-bodied wine that didn’t make me pucker. It’s very tasty, with plenty of mildly tart cherries to plop in your mouth. Have I mentioned that I love cherries? This wine makes me feel like I’m drinking cherry cordial straight out of Anne of Green Gables. That can only be a good thing, presuming I’m of age and not returning home to my prude of a mother who banishes me from my best friend.
Turning Leaf Pinot Noir is not very layered but I don’t think it needs to be.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
Feeling adventurous (or cheap – take your pick) I bought a bottle of the Gallo Turning Leaf Pinot Noir. Not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised. For $10.99, I found some actual varietal character. There was a definite hint of good old Pinot funk on the nose and the mouth had the classic cherry taste I associate with Pinot Noirs from the lighter side of the spectrum. There was even a hint of tannins on the (admittedly short) finish. It went perfectly with a Greek pizza from Pizza Hotline as I watched the evening news.
Like Rammstein played by Kraftwerk-calculated, synthesized, and lifeless.
Reviewed by The Gourmez 9.29.09.