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A to Z Pinot Noir 2008 #Fail

                              A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir 2008

So I had read all about this great-value 2008 Pinot Noir from Oregon from A to Z Wineworks. It seemed to be making everyone’s lists (Wine Spectator Top-100, etc.) and it was about $20 so I figured I’d try it.

We opened it up and found it very light in color. It didn’t smell that inviting and it tasted, well, horrible. In fact, it was undrinkable and we ended up pouring out the whole bottle. Given all of the glowing reviews that it’s been given, I assume there was something wrong with this particular bottle. There was no hint of bright fruit; rather it tasted almost sour. There was way too much acidity and it had no length to speak of.

Now, I know it couldn’t have been corked as it is a screwcap bottle. Perhaps it had just been stored poorly and subjected to extreme temperatures, or large variations in temperature…I don’t know.

Has anyone else tried this wine and had a similar experience?

Many thanks for your thoughts.

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