Friday night and I have opened the 2016 Domaine Dominique et Janine Crochet Sancerre Rouge Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley. If you are looking for alternative Pinot Noirs to Burgundy, look to the Loire Valley.
On the nose I get raspberry, cherry, clove, caramel, vanilla, herbs, oak and earth.
On the palate is cherry, raspberry, cranberry, violet, vanilla, minerality, light oak and earth
This wine is medium bodied with medium to + acidity and medium + mouth coating firm fine tannins that lead into a long fresh fruit finish. A very nice Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley and I will be looking for more. Have a great weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 12 days ago
Drinking the 2017. Lovely minerality with just a touch of fruit. Beautifully balanced. — 5 days ago
Delicious! Smells almost like a gewurtzraminer with its fruity lychee notes. Finish is more bitter. I tried the 2017 — 7 days ago
Started out surprisingly tannic and scorchy, but with air it’s softening and the floral fruit is peeking out. But the time my braised rabbit arrives I’m hoping it will be shining.
UPDATE: 2 hours later, it’s much softer and more open. Raising from 8.9 to 9.0 — 22 days ago
2018 vintage, 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Hints of vanilla, pears with a dry aftertaste. — 6 days ago