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Montoya 2009 Pinot Noir

As I was standing in the Pinot Noir section at Total Wine talking with
the guy, a woman interrupted us in order to squeeze through and grab
two bottles of this. She knew exactly what she came for.

As she hustled away I asked her about it, she replied, "it's a staple
at our house." Done deal. I grabbed one.

For $12, this is another sweet deal. It is a very European style
Pinot. Light, mineraly, and slightly musky. You don't see many of
these lighter ones coming from California.

People want to lay on the oak and let the fruit over ripen into a Cab
in a bottle with hips. Don't call me a hater, I like those too. But
sometimes you just want a more mellow glass to play nice with a
meatball sandwich on a Thursday night.


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