2014 J.L. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from Germany? WTF! Well, don’t be too surprised. They are starting to turn out some pretty decent Pinots, so sit up and take notice. This is a moderately oaked, cherry style of wine that is medium-bodied and juicy fruity on the palate, with smooth tannins, and a spicy, smoky finish. Ideal with duck pancakes.
Pinot Noir has a long tradition in the Pfalz region, where it is known as Spätburgunder. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir is warm and medium-bodied, with a firm acid structure. Its bright black-cherry fruit is juicy, ripe, and forward, with a spicy mid-palate. Twelve months of ageing in used barriques gives the wine a smoky depth and a nice touch of earthy tannins. It’s an excellent, approachable red wine for everyday dining.