Thursday, September 29, 2011

2009 Leyda Valley Pinot Noir

2009 Anakena Single Vineyard Leyda Valley Pinot Noir

2009 Anakena Single Vineyard Pinot Noir | DO Leyda Valley | Chile

Single vineyard is a marketing term right? Has to be. What exactly is the single vineyard? Leyda Valley? I like Chilean wines but there's no need for this kind of labelling. Under screwcap, under $15 . . . you see why I'm a bit skeptical. But what does DF know.

Odours of reduction that never really goes away. Dark fruit, lean. Chill it down and drink quickly, please. That's a problem right? This whole reduction thing with screwcaps. TCA is terrible, a scourge, but reduction doesn't seem any better. There's no such thing as a perfect closure, clearly, but it'd be nice if the screwcap pundits would admit that there are issues to their beloved closures as well. What's the solution? Is this because of what's happening in the cellar? Or storage? We'll see, but screwcaps are clearly not the saviour of anything.


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