Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Tongue Dancer Wines Putnam Vineyard Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2015
This wine is the second installment of Tongue Dancer Wines "Pinot de Ville" created with fruit from the Putnam Vineyard. This wine is very similar to last year's beautiful effort while being perhaps a small bit more vibrant with the same balance of dense fruit with oak, earth, and spice delivered with a wonderfully silky texture. It was 100% barrel fermented in French oak, 25% new, and then aged on its lees for a period of 17 months. The best way to get these wines is to visit their website and get on their registry. Tongue Dancer Wines is the latest project from James and Kerry MacPhail. If you are a California Pinot Noir lover you likely know James' previous work with MacPhail Family Wines. 95 points.
Tongue Dancer Wines is the latest project from James and Kerry MacPhail. If you are a California Pinot Noir lover you likely know James' previous work with MacPhail Family Wines. In over two decades of work MacPhail built a well-deserved reputation as a Pinot Noir guru. Tongue Dancer Wines are Pinot Noir specialists but they do offer a unique Pinot Noir Rosé (that we recently reviewed - check it out). This BOW features their first release of Chardonnay and this, like their Pinot, will be a must buy for all serious Chardonnay lovers. In short order Tongue Dancer Wines has become one of our most anticipated arrivals. We can't wait to see what they do next.
Brilliant, medium ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of blackberry and red cherry with supporting notes of cranberry, earth, thyme, and baking spices. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with accents of earth, oak, and spice. The finish is long and lingering with silky tannins. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a silky texture.
How to Serve
This wine really needs nothing but a glass but the rich texture and bright acidity would love to pair with a grilled beef tenderloin or grilled leg of lamb.
Price: $ 65
BevX Review: http://bevx.com/wine-detail/?id=3760