Hosmer Pinot Noir 2015: $21 Very Good

The Hosmer Pinot Noir (Cayuga Lake, Finger Lakes, NY) $21 [Very Good] is a huge improvement over the 2014 Pinot Noir.  This 2015 is an interesting and funky wine, with flavors of cherry, plum and figs.  With good balance and depth, this wine can be sipped or served with food.

Medium brick orange in color, the aromas are funky and interesting, with scents of earth, tree bark, black tea, candied sour cherry, black cherry, and figs.  Medium bodied, with light gritty tannin and good structure, the Hosmer is well balanced.  Flavors of candied cherry, plum, dried figs, black tea, earth, and a smoky/rubbery note have good concentration and some intrigue.  The finish has good follow through and length.  December 2016


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