Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Perlman Delectable Pro

Chilean Pinot from an Alsatian winemaker is I believe the story here. Loads of body, ripe raspberry and sour cherry whole cluster fruit, a bit of eucalyptus and smoke, rich but lively. Touch of heat. Could easily pass for Sonoma.

Chilean Pinot from an Alsatian winemaker is I believe the story here. Loads of body, ripe raspberry and sour cherry whole cluster fruit, a bit of eucalyptus and smoke, rich but lively. Touch of heat. Could easily pass for Sonoma.

8.8

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Great QPR, charming, fun. Earth, wet forest floor, ripe cherry, raspberry confiture, sweet brown spices. Juicy and upfront, elevated alc offers some texture and sweetness to the fruit but does poke out a touch on the finish. Single vineyard.

Great QPR, charming, fun. Earth, wet forest floor, ripe cherry, raspberry confiture, sweet brown spices. Juicy and upfront, elevated alc offers some texture and sweetness to the fruit but does poke out a touch on the finish. Single vineyard.

8.8

Meredith Hu Delectable Pro

Wild musk and earthy red cherries. Almost full body.

Wild musk and earthy red cherries. Almost full body.

8.6

Gavin Baum

Whiff of innertube here suggesting some residual reduction. Blows off quickly to reveal a bouquet of vivacious red fruit, namely raspberry and cranberry, flanked by savory anise. There's a really delightfully complexing tomato leaf kinda greenness to this wine as well that's just so animating and enticing. That said, it's on the palate where this really delivers. Such sophisticated structure for $25 pinot, equal parts finesse and grip. It's sapid and surprisingly powerful, with flavors of lapsang souchong and cedar bracketing pure, juicy red fruit. An absolute gem at its price point.

Whiff of innertube here suggesting some residual reduction. Blows off quickly to reveal a bouquet of vivacious red fruit, namely raspberry and cranberry, flanked by savory anise. There's a really delightfully complexing tomato leaf kinda greenness to this wine as well that's just so animating and enticing. That said, it's on the palate where this really delivers. Such sophisticated structure for $25 pinot, equal parts finesse and grip. It's sapid and surprisingly powerful, with flavors of lapsang souchong and cedar bracketing pure, juicy red fruit. An absolute gem at its price point.

9.2

Peter Sultan

Whoa Nellie: chilean Pinot Noir by Alsatian producer Ostertag and IT WORKS big time. Petrolly, growly but young. Lets see if can hang in 5-7 yrs. Wow. Vibrant. Some whole cluster which keeps it honest. Wow.

Whoa Nellie: chilean Pinot Noir by Alsatian producer Ostertag and IT WORKS big time. Petrolly, growly but young. Lets see if can hang in 5-7 yrs. Wow. Vibrant. Some whole cluster which keeps it honest. Wow.

9.2

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