5.22.2009

2007 Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir: Good with seasoned salmon


may 22, 2009: we had this with fresh atlantic salmon seasoned with a marinade of soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic salt, sea salt and lemon pepper. it was a terrific match. the acidity of the wine was easily paired with the richness of the salmon. greg likes it. the nose has what he always describes as a classic cat food/tannic odor. the flavor is cherry, slightly acidic, though smooth and good overall. victoria thinks it went well with the salmon, but without it, the acidity is amplified, and she can pick up prickles of it as it pulls on her tongue. greg agrees, saying it does make the tongue tingle. it doesn't have much of a nose, and the acidity is enough to make you drink it slowly. we'd heard kim crawford was a good vineyard for sauvignon blanc, so we wanted to try the pinot noir. because of the acidity, this vintage may do well to be aged a bit. a 3 on the 1-5 acidity scale, with 5 being the highest (5 meaning undrinkable, according to victoria). 13 percent alcohol. about $19. photo shows wrong year.

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