This wine was tasted the same night as Brian Lorings’ ’05 Garys’ Pinot and I compared them a couple times to make sure I had judged this match as fairly as possible (YMMV). A lot of others have weighed in on this wine but I have to say that I’m somewhat disappointed with my first taste of Siduri Pinot. Don’t get me wrong, this is great juice, but my expectations were a bit higher. Perhaps it was the condition of the bottle here so I will revisit this wine and post another note in the future.
Siduri Wines, Pinot Noir, “Garys’ Vineyard” 2004 – ($49) Ruby in color with aromas of black cherry, forest floor and cinnamon. In the mouth, huge black cherry and blackberry flavors finish long, but hot, with supple tannins. Delicious, but marred by a bit too much alcohol from my perspective.
Natural cork closure