This is made in Talisman’s ripe, forward style; it’s an easy Pinot, rich in raspberry and cherry pie flavors. It has a nice burst of citrusy acidity. Drink it now before the fruit fades away.
This defines plump, fat Pinot. There are meaty chocolate and prune aromas in front of spice cake, black plum and vanilla flavors. The finish offers some mocha, and despite its weight there’s plenty of acidity to keep things driving forward. It seems a bit hot despite the modest (by California standards) 13.9% alcohol.
This is the softest and sweetest of Talisman’s three other ’04 single-vineyard wines. The cherry cola, licorice, root beer and cinnamon spice flavors are indeed delicious, but the wine needs greater structural integrity, and is a little obvious in its appeal. Drink now.