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2005 Orogeny Pinot Noir Green Valley

Appellation: Green Valley, Sonoma County

Tasting Notes: 100% Pinot Noir.   14.2% ABV.  Cherry, cinnamon, and a little mushroom nose,  some floral notes.  Typical light pinot color.  Nice cherry fruit, some cedar, some oak, a little cola, medium finish, a little spice on the back end followed by more cherry and strawberry.  Nice.  Medium bodied.  As it opens up, it comes together well, if a little one dimensional.  It really could have benefited from a decant for an hour or two.  Pleasant.   A little pricy.

Rating: 3/5, 13/20, 86/100

Price: $33.99 on Snooth (someone brought this as a gift.)

A note on ratings:  I use the 100 point rating for Cellartracker, even though my palate is still developing.  As a statistics geek, I know that the variability in scores works itself out as the number of scores increases.  However, my score may not be yours, or Robert Parker’s.  I much prefer to use a 5 point (or star, or whatever you want to call it) scale, as it more represents my reaction to wine, which is more simple than a 100 point scale represents.  I like the 20 point scale as the more detailed score.   On this site, I will provide all three, although the most meaningful are the 5 and 20 point ratings.

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