Carneros Creek 2001 Pinot Noir
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Date of tasting: October 25th 2004
Aroma Liquorice, tobacco, the inside of an old car, cough drops, cherry strepsils, mustard seeds.
Taste Harsh, fresh, very young. It jarred with the sweetish tomato sauce I paired it with until added chili flakes to the food. More agreeable after opening up to the air and accompanying a spicier tasting dish, but never quite losing its bitter medicinal flavour.
It was a gift, therefore the price is unknown. Internet searches suggest it is selling in restaurants at prices between $24 and $32. Carneros Creek 2001 Pinot Noir