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August 12, 2004

02 The Magnificent Wine Company, Willamette Valley PINOT Pinot Noir

Baked cherries, burst blackberries, and kirsch front for burgeoning earth spices like cumin and cinammon. Suggestive. Goat meat gaminess on the finish. Distinctly wild, subdued by theatrical fruit. Good acid. Soft, sweet tannins.


Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

Organic marinara brings out a much-needed funk in this wine, calms the acid, and shows off the soft tannins.

Balsamic portobello mushrooms reveal intense phenols and acid and manage to create hordes of disjunct tannins out of thin air.

The hard-to-detect gaminess in this wine really calls out for wild salmon -- maybe even sockeye -- and turkey. Classic pinot pairings, of course, but truly warranted with this wine.

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