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23 October, 2009

Wine Review–Turning Leaf Pinot Noir 2007

Comments : 2 Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Wine: Turning Leaf Pinot Noir 2007
Region: Germany

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.

4 stars

Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:

@ wine in the ‘peg

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.

@ Wineass

Like Rammstein played by Kraftwerk-calculated, synthesized, and lifeless.

Reviewed by The Gourmez 9.29.09.


2 thoughts on : Wine Review–Turning Leaf Pinot Noir 2007

  • J McCartney
    April 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I found a bottle of this on clearance for $3.28 at Target.

    • April 6, 2010 at 11:35 am

      Dang, well, I’d call that a steal!

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