2008 Lucky Star Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: 100% Pinot Noir. 13.5% ABV. Very light color, looks almost like a dark and cloudy rose. Nose is dominated by fruit, with some candy/jam as well, but a touch of mushroomy funk. Kind of interesting. Definite fruit, cherries and strawberry, a little earthiness, then more juicy jamminess. A little thin. Disjointed. Dry finish that is almost metallic with more jam. Has some good components but doesn’t come together. Not much to get excited about here for me.
Rating: 2/5, 11/20, 79/100
Price: $11.99 at Bin 604
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, it is simply a subjective value based on my palate. 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.