I’ll Take the Boots, You Keep the Gypsy

Light ruby, no edge.  Big voluptuous round candy cherry nose with sage, celery and burnt rubber.  A bomb of epic proportions: fruit and otherwise.  Rich and ripe–and accompaningly alcoholic–easy to smell the components but also easy to argue the manipulation.  Sweet berry cassis, 7-Up and oak all around.  In the mouth, an awkward little acid up front, resting on oak and rich berry.  Shallow earthiness melds perfectly into sharp tannin finish.  A nice quaffer, but nothing seriously Pinot.  Well, seriously pinot for the bullshit masses, but easy to see through the vapid barnyard and burning AL to reflect on the fake fruit.

2011 GYPSY BOOTS Pinot Noir Sonoma/Santa Barbara/ Mendocino 57/27/16  14-5

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