Friday, November 5, 2010

Pinot Noir-Moonlight, Ten Spoon 08'

Naked Wine Review 57
Wine: Moonlight Pinot Noir
Producer: Ten Spoon Vineyard
Vintage: 08'
Region: Montana made-Oregon grown
Price: 17.00
Date tasted: 10/31/10
Place tasted: The ritual was intoxicating. A spirited ceremony filled with dance, song, and very repetitive yoga moves. We were lost in our secret location where the spirits of the past and the glowing soft radiance of the living moment mingled in joyous reconciliation. It was a Halloween celebration!
Serve with: We had chicken cacciatore on spaghetti squash baked with garlic and olive oil then topped with parmesan cheese. Yummy. It would be good with a variety of foods including vegetable dishes, pasta, and salmon.
Appearance: Rich velvety garnet with a copper twinkle in her eye.
On the snoot this wine is a stroll through a grassy meadow; Powerful wet and earthy with complex floral whispers on the exhale.
Taste: Layers that open in song with a bright berry and current show stopper, followed by dancing naked rose petals in Oregon rain, and on the finish a lingering blend of Pavarotti meets Pink Floyd in a world of gentle etherial tannins and tall cedar trees.
Balance: Light on her feet, she is a classical ballerina with sinewy toned muscles and passionate expression, giving great depth and meaning to her movement.
Comments: This is one of the best Pinot Noir wines I've ever had the pleasure of contemplating. The snoot is my favorite feature, but it's all very good. It was a big hit at this years Samhain celebration party!

Rating: 4 out of 4 stars