Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Tongue Dancer Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2016
This lovely Pinot is much like their previous vintage being perfectly balanced with beautiful ripe fruit. However, we find this vintage to be a bit more complex ideally weaving in accents of tea, herbs, and earth. This is a real Pinot lover's Pinot that like a great piece of music offers spaces in between the crescendos of ripe red and black berries. It's a truly lovely Pinot that unlike so many other varietal labeled Pinot Noir is actually truly 100% Pinot Noir as is evident by sight, aromatics, and flavor.
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) and a delicious Chardonnay. 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 black cherry and red currant with supporting notes of black tea, thyme, earth, and slate. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of crushed wild berries. The finish is long and lingering with juicy tannins. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a supple texture and youthful vibrancy.
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: $ 49
BevX Review: http://bevx.com/wine-detail/?id=3780