2000 Adelsheim Oregon Pinot Noir - Printable Version
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- dananne - 05-26-2003 03:42 PM
Guess this could go in the Pinot thread, also, but here goes . . .
In lieu of actual tasting notes, I'm going to give you the dialogue (rough and from memory) between my wife and I while trying this wine this weekend.
Me: "So, what do you think?" (after pouring the first glass, following 30 minutes decanting)
Wife: "Well, the nose is, um, different. Really, Dan, it smells. Like poo. Literally."
Me: "Honey, I believe that is generally termed BARNYARD."
Me: "So, what do you think about the taste?"
Wife: "Well, the taste follows the nose . . ."
Me: "I'm getting some cherries. It's very smokey, isn't it?"
Wife: "Yes. Smokey poo. With cherries. Here, try it while holding your nose."
Me: "That's not a good way to try wine. A great deal of the taste is from the olifactory sense."
Wife: "It's a good way to try wine that smells and tastes like smokey poo."
There you have it, in a nutshell. We had 2 bottles, bought from 2 different stores in 2 different states, with similar notes. Despite the above dialogue, it wasn't an offensive wine, just very . . . different. We loved the '99. $20. Alc. 13.4%
- Georgie - 05-26-2003 03:45 PM
Now, see Steve? That's not offensive...it's very funny!
- stevebody - 05-26-2003 10:54 PM
Not Offensive: Absolutely
Very Funny: Huh?
- wondersofwine - 05-27-2003 01:40 PM
I for one LOL. How does your wife feel about the cat's pee scent in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc?
- dananne - 05-27-2003 04:22 PM
She generally follows ww's "sissy whites" view and sticks to reds. I'll try to slip one past her soon to catch the reaction