Review: 2010 Mira Pinot Noir Napa Valley Stanly Ranch-Carneros

mira pinot noir 300x300 Review: 2010 Mira Pinot Noir Napa Valley Stanly Ranch CarnerosAn unusual Pinot (especially one from the Carneros area), very fruity, but also very tannic. This wine reminds me more of some Syrahs than anything I’ve encountered recently in the Pinot world, and that’s… OK. The big body is something I can get my arms around, but the heavy fruit — juicy and over-ripe — is the more jarring element of the wine. With time exposed to air it reveals more charms, but Mira’s sense of balance remains elusive.

B- / $42 / miranapa.com

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