One of the things I like about Irony, the wine producer that is, is that their approach to business is to not spend money on lavish estates and such but they keep their expenses focused on the production of the wine. The result is good value for us, the consumers.
For a couple years I’ve heard some chatter about Irony pinot noir and what a great value, but until this year I hadn’t taken the time to taste it for myself. But I’m glad that I finally did. They actually have two pinot noirs, this one from Monterey County and another from the Russian River Valley, which I have not tasted.
The nose on this wine is nice, with cherry and floral aromas, plus a touch of mushroom giving it an earthy quality. The palate is filled with rich cherry and strawberry flavors. The acidity is sufficient and the tannins give a pleasant texture to the mouth feel, although I wouldn’t call this wine “velvety.” It has a nice, tart spark to it on the mid palate. The one downfall of this wine is that the finish falls off. There’s just not much there. But still, it’s a very drinkable and tasty pinot noir.
Wine: Irony Monterey County
Variety: Pinot Noir
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.