Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2009 Luigi Bosca Pinot Noir, Reserva

This interesting Argentine pinot noir is sourced from the Maipu region of Mendoza. The vineyards are located at approximately 2,500 feet elevation. Bosca is better known for its cabernets but the winery likes to experiment with other varietals. This pinot is not a blockbuster - everything is in balance including the 13.1% alcohol. The distinctive aromatics have classic cherry aromas with a few exotic notes thrown in. This wine appears ready to drink now, but sticking it in your cellar a year or two would do no harm. I purchased this wine at a Costco store in Tucson for $24. It is nice to stumble on to interesting wines like this.