Jan 18, 2015

#WW Wrath 2012 Swan / 828 Monterey Pinot Noir

So here we are at the beginning of 2015 and what a crackin wine to start the year. Oh, and yes it has been said one should not start a sentence with a coordinating conjunction. So where were we. Wrath Wines crackin 2012 Swan / 828 Monterey Pinot Noir.

It has been awhile since a Wrath wine has been consumed, not because they are not enjoyable but there are just so many wines and so little time. After opening this one to have while preparing and having dinner we were reminded of just how lovely their wines are.

This bright pretty to look at wine has an enticing nose of cherry, both red and black as well as some floral notes and just a hint (just enough for interest) of that funky forest floor that can often be in your face but not in this one. On the palate the cherry theme continues with some other blue and black fruit flavors to tantalize the taste buds in this very nicely balanced wine. Simply put, this is a lovely wine to drink and and let linger for a while with its lovely finish.

This wine has 20% whole cluster fermentation and equal parts Swan and 828 clones, aged for 10 months in French oak barrels of which 22% are new.

With all this babbling as you would deduce a rating of *** and 7+ should be no surprise. 

Head on down to the tasting room on River Road Wine Trail or in the Carmel Plaza and taste the range, just don't miss this one.

Happy Wine Adventures,

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