Tuesday, June 23, 2009

2007 Windy Oaks "Terra Narro" Pinot Noir

Jim & Judy Schultze make some terrific wines from their property in Corralitos. Their Chardonnay is one of my favourites, and their entire range of critically acclaimed Pinot Noirs is impressive. The latest addition, named "Terra Narro", is designed to be drunk now while you're waiting for their more structured wines to mature.

The nose is light, but typical of the Windy Oaks style. On the palate there's loads of cola, with hints of cherry, cranberry and spice. It's balanced, light on the oak with a tasty if fairly quick finish. 88 points. Club members can pick it up for $23, which makes it a Value; if you aren't a club member you might want to try and get hold of the Diane's Block, or better still the Wild Yeast or Reserve, to see what the fuss is about.