Tasting Note – Black Star Farms Pinot Noir

One of my first purchases in Traverse City.  Black Star is a large operation – they have several production facilities and tasting rooms, several different product lines, and a number of distilled products (similar to eau-de-vie).

The Black Star Farms product line is their mid-range tier (Arcturos is the labelling they use for higher-end wines).

Black Star Farms Pinot Noir (2013) Leelanau Peninsula – $19

Color: very light, classic Pinot Noir.

Aroma: somewhat closed, mostly cherry and earth

Taste: soft up front, then more acidity and a touch of tannin on the finish.  Cherry and kirsch predominate on the tongue.  I’d be more likely to have this as an aperitif than with food, as it’s easily overwhelmed.



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