Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Another good Pinot Noir for the books

Gala Rouge is French but you wouldn't know it by looking at the label. It looks like your run-of-the-mill pop-art inspired red wine label, shipped straight out of California into your local package store. A nice surprise indeed to find out that this wine has traveled a long way and still tastes great.

Gala Rouge is sweeter than it is spicy, which is interesting for a Pinot Noir. It's light and crisp, with a fruity nose and a polite finish (it doesn't overstay its welcome but it's not too quick either). There are hints of deep red cherries and a bit of woodiness. But it's so light it's almost not there.

A great, great wine for drinking unaccompanied by food.


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