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Deep Sea 2008 Pinot Noir - Wine Review

Central Coast, California

Our Selection for Wine of the Week June 13, 2011

A bottle of Deep Sea 2008 Pinot Noir, our wine of the week

Deep Sea
2008 Pinot Noir

Central Coast, CA

Chris and Ann Conway and their five children, who are all passionate about the outdoors, have built their small family-owned wine company with a philosophy that incorporates farming methods protective of the environment. Conway Family Wines has two labels: Rancho Arroyo Grande Wines are produced on the family's estate bordering the Los Padres National Forest, while Deep Sea Wines are from cool-climate vineyards along the Central Coast. The Deep Sea wines include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Viognier, a rosé and a red blend. The 2008 Deep Sea Pinot Noir is soft, pretty and feminine with complex aromas and flavors. On the nose it offers blackberry and bramble with hints of rose petals, vanilla and sea air. Its flavors include ripe berry up front with more earthy, spicy notes including cinnamon and anise at the back of the palate. Serve with simple foods to showcase the wine's complexity, like grilled shrimp or seared tuna. The wine would also be a pleasure with medium-aged goat cheeses, baked egg dishes, grilled quail, or a platter of grilled summer veggies.

Rating: 14.5/20

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