2010 Shug Pinot Noir

2g

Chris and I hosted dinner at our house with another couple.  Chris prepared the food and we asked our friends to bring a bottle to share.  They brought a bottle of 2010 Shug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.  More recently, Pinot Noirs hasn’t been on Chris’s favorite list and she’s preferred more of a jammy flavored Pinot Noir.  Without  even trying the wine she decided to pass, but I was eager to try it.

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Sight
Pale color depth and a ruby hue.

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Smell
The Pinot Noir was very aromatic.  Its development was young-fruity with aromas of ripe raspberry, strawberry, spice, and slight caramel.

Taste
Dry, medium-bodied and the acidity was good and there were no noticeable tannins.  It had mid-palate flavors with a slight bitter finish.  Even though the wine was slightly bitter it was pretty flavorful.

abv: 13.5%

How much:  On-line it was $24 per bottle average.

I rated the 2010 Shug Pinot Noir two glasses.

Life is too short to drink crappy wine!  Expand your palate and keep trying.

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