Maloy O'Neill Vineyards

2010 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Paso Robles

Offer Expired:Sep 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Paso's Pinot Prince

We are in love with this delicious Pinot Noir. If you’ve never had a Paso Robles Pinot, we really encourage you to sample this wonderful example - from our most regularly-featured Paso winemaker, Shannon O’Neill. Shannon is one of a handful of winemakers that put Paso Robles on the map as a wine producing region. His depth of experience in making wines here is unrivaled.

Today’s remarkable 2010 Maloy O’Neill Pinot Noir is a delicious, extracted, juicy delight of a wine. It expresses the unique character of the region, while maintaining an even balance. Yes, this wine packs a juicy punch, but it does not taste like punch. Instead, this is a true Pinot Noir - with a Paso Robles, Shannon O’Neill edge to it.

Pair this very food-friendly wine with a juicy steak or a hearty pasta dish.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep, dark and gorgeous, with ruby hues, with perfectly even concentration of color, from core to edge. Tall, skinny legs descend slowly down the glass when swirled.

Smell:

Bold aromas of cherry, strawberry, raspberry and blueberry leap from the glass. These aromas sit atop cedar, baking spice, kola nut, subtle leather and a hint of chalky minerality.

Taste:

A burst of bright red cherry juice combines with wild strawberry, juicy raspberry and flint. As the wine opens, follow-on flavors emerge, including cassis, dried cherry and a hint of sweet tobacco leaf.

Finish:

Juicy and very long, with red fruits that seem to sustain forever. As the fruits fade, a chewy dryness emerges. When the fruit finally fades, a hint of sweet tobacco and flint remain for a ling time.

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About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
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