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2012 Metz Road Monterey Pinot Noir

2012 Metz Road Monterey Pinot Noir

[Some quick tasting notes on this one from contributor Josh L as this is a great price on a good wine]

Very soft cork (well stored). Seems like one of their “fire sale” buys (expiring vintage like Far Niente chard. Color has slight tinge of brown (probably due to age).

Nose on bottle open is nothing spectacular, but opens up in 5-10 minutes.  Initial palette is awesome – very soft and smooth with a lot of tangy fruit flavor (but not acidic). Yummy tart lingers on front of tongue.

For $16.99, I prefer this even more than Schug. As it’s now going on 15 minutes, the nose is even more complex and gaining floral perfume-like aromas.

I’d give it a 90, maybe even 91.
Purchased in Atlanta (Cumberland)
Alc. 14%

W. Holland

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

To me this wine was old & tired. A little brownish tinge and a very flat taste. Save your $ for other Pinot Noirs.

Gary Doolittle

Friday 11th of November 2016

My Costco did not have this wine.

Josh L

Saturday 12th of November 2016

This is rare @ Costco - only one of the four Costcos in my city have it. After sampling a third bottle, I confirm my rating of 91. I'd give it a 92 or 93 if it was a little fuller (bigger fruit), but what an "Estate-grown" wine for $16.99.

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