Thursday, May 24, 2018
2016 Dawn's Dream Winery Bel Sogno Pinot Noir
So, here's the deal. I've been lucky enough to taste several Pinot Noir from Dawn Galante's amazing team at Dawn's Dream Winery and each one is unique and pretty special. Some are more fruit forward, some smoky, but this 2016 Bel Sogno Pinot Noir takes its own beaten path and stands out from the rest. Wonderful dark purple in the glass with aromas of muted currant, black cherry, rose petal and vanilla cream. This wine isn't a high acidic bomb and has a more mellow characteristic in the mouth, creating a finish that is welcoming and leaves you yearning for more. The flavors are muted at first, but mid palate the sour cherry, black raspberry and red currant jelly blend for a tasting experience that really is satisfying. When Pinot Noir is made this well, I prefer to sip it with good company, sans food. I do think that a lighter, brothy soup would be a good pairing as would a braised duck breast or just good 'ol fried mushrooms! Lovely bottle.
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Suggested retail price: $70.00
Drink The Bottles score: 92/100
I wish you all could have been here to experience this wine with me. That's not me bragging, but rather telling you that you are miss...
Man, this one is BIG! I received this bottle of 2014 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Armillary Cabernet Sauvignon last week and let it r...
Spring is the most pleasant time of the year. Days start to get longer and warmer, and spending time outside suddenly feels very invi...
Once in awhile you pop and cork and get so excited because of the incredible color that is displayed on the cork. When I pulled the co...