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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Happy Birthday to me...

Acrobat Pinot Noir 2013 (Oregon) 
SCORE: 91 PRICE: $24.29 

Pinot noir rises to its greatest heights in Burgundy. Unfortunately, red Burgundy also tends to rise to great heights price-wise Fortunately, there are compelling examples of this light yet complex red grape from elsewhere, including Canada and New Zealand. 

This one’s from King Estate in Oregon, whose wine-maker, Kevin Sommelet, was born in Alsace and raised in Burgundy. Seductively supple in texture, it offers suggestions of cherry pie filling, caramel, and beetroot-like earthiness, finishing with lively acidity. Beppi