Errazuriz Wild Ferment Pinot Noir, 2011

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Forgot to take a picture. This 09 pic lifted from the Net. The Wild Ferment series labels have been nicely put together.

On the very same day I had a glass of the Errazuriz I had a glass of the Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir.  One is three times the cost of the other and yet both are eloquent, quiet, and simply lovely wines.  I would argue that the Chilean red has a little more oomph, a tad more spice although less vanilla, and maybe is broader and less typically Pinot-ish, but by gosh does it stand out at the price.  Cedar, a stinging dark berry burst, followed by a slight oak and long fruit finish.

 

The wild ferment (natural yeast) Chardonnay is readily available in BC but not the Pinot.  Too bad.

 

Price: 13 pounds sterling, about $22 CDN.

 

Market Liquidity: Finally the label “natural” is a metaphor for better.

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