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)