01 May 2008

The Roederer less traveled

[vineyard & winery]Roederer Estate 1998 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley) – Strawberry, tarragon, and tin with wood ear mushrooms. The slightly sickly fruit-sweetness of New World pinot is partially in evidence here, though the wine is pleasantly small-boned, with a pretty face and a surprisingly long finish. Though just a bit of tannin remains, I think this is probably as long as you’d want to hold this wine. (4/08)

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