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A New-World style Pinot Noir with appeal to everyone.
You can expect this Pinot Noir was given the same care as every other wine from famous Californian producer Robert Mondavi. In the Private Selection series, you will find affordable varietal wines that convey the essence of Californian winemaking.
This wine is of a light cherry-red color. It expresses true pinot noir aromas of leather, pepper and soil. The aging in French & American oak give the wine aromas of vanilla and smoke, but gives the feel that the wine's fruity aromas are of dried fruit, or fruit jams. While it has familiar Pinot Noir light body and crisp acidity, this wine carries strong tannins that might overpower the balance of the wine (from wood aging and the addition of Syrah and Petite Syrah). A hint of residual sugars give the wine a fruity and juicy finish. Pair this wine with anything off the BBQ or duck with sweet & sour sauce.
Robert Mondavi, Private Selection
Central Coast, California
80% Pinot Noir with Syrah and Petite Syrah added
Vintage sampled : 2012
Available at the LCBO : 17.95$
and at the SAQ : 19.95$
Style : 2.5/5 - Value : 3/5