Saturday, December 23, 2006
2006 Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Pinot Noir
I saw this at the local shop for $8. I was in a Pinot Noir sort of mood and realized the past few we’ve had were in the $15 range so it would be interesting to try a cheap one again.
Alcohol, cherry, spice, and some bell pepper on the nose.
The palate is a bit sharp with hints of green and underripe blackberries and spice, mainly cinnamon and clove. The mid-palate brings some earth.
The finish has an alcohol bite and fades to bitter strawberries.
If I had to compare it to something, I’d say it’s like a less offensive Charles Shaw. It is a 2006 so perhaps it needs some time on the rack. Maybe I’ll revisit this one next fall to see if it develops something, but in the meantime avoid this one.