An opulent style, where the tannins are subservient to the ripeness of the red cherry flavor. The acidity enhances the sweetness of the rich fruit, and the lively, vibrant texture comes sweeping right through to finish.
A mineral-dominated wine, the fruit a whisper behind tight steeliness. The acidity contributes to the somewhat austere character, although the wood does round out the final flavor. Needs time. Imported by Robert Kacher Imports.
Morey is better known for white wines, but this villages-level red is no slouch. It’s silky and medium-bodied, with baking spices layered over plum and cherry fruit. Turns a bit cedary on the finish, where tea-like tannins grab hold.
On the earthy, rustic side of Pinot Noir, this shows firm tannins and fresh fruit. The structure is dry and taut, the berry flavors floating over this tense base. Then some ripeness shows, with perfumed and smoky bacon flavors. Age for 4–5 years.
Firmly structured, with a smooth mouthfeel and a long finish, this wine needs a few years to relax its tightly wound core of black cherries. Right now, what’s showing is mostly spicy, briary notes.
A light, almost airy, Burgundy that comes close to being dilute, yet has enough pretty aromas and flavors to maintain your interest. Sandalwood and beet root are followed by cherry, dried spices and cocoa.