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Galil Mountain Pinot Noir 2009 Wine Review

Galil Mountain Pinot Noir 2009

Galil Mountain Pinot Noir 2009

Galilee, Israel

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $23.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Galil Mountain

Agent: Azureau Wine Agency

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A smoky pinot with fleshy black cherries that's been given generous oak treatment. Smooth and full-bodied.

Pinot Noir food pairings: brisket, prime rib.

This Galil Mountain Pinot Noir 2009 was reviewed on February 18, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Living up nicely to barrel-tasting promise. Developing in French barriques, dark ruby in color, medium-bodied, gently tannic, showing a lovely fruit-rich nose and equally tempting flavors. On the nose and palate red and black berries, black cherries and cassis, those reflecting a gentle hand with spicy wood. From mid-palate on hints of stony minerals and cedar wood. Pinot Noir true to its variety and happily reflecting its Galilean roots. A fine effort for the vintage. Approachable and enjoyable now but best 2012-2016. This wine is Kosher for Passover, non Mevushal KP. Score: 90 Source: Daniel Rogov, haaretz.com

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