Source: Euromonitor via a Wine Australia Presentation
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While creating this issue, I liked this song best: The Rifle's Spiral By The Shins.
TODAY'S FEATURED WINE
Brooks Note Winery: Pinot Noir: Marin County - California: : 2012: United States
I usually head for big gnarly, raucous reds that rock like Van Halen or Green Day.
But sometimes it's a real treat to turn down the volume and take in some soft, classical notes that soothe mind and palate.
I'm not usually a Pinot person, but I was taken by the smooth, quiet, classic complexity of this bottle of Brooks Note.
You have to savor this one slowly, let it open up and give it plenty of mouth time for the notes to flow. 150 cases, $36.
For winery tasting samples, gifts from friends or family or samplings at a party or event, review it truthfully, but only if I like it. If I have paid my own very-hard-earned money on a bottle, the gloves are off and it gets what it deserves ... whether perfect or puerile.
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