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2009 The Seeker Colette Bourgogne Pinot Noir – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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Kobrand importers, out of New York City, is behind this wine label dubbed “The Seeker” – it’s mission is to locate wines from all over the globe that exhibit best-of-value for their respective varietal. Additionally, they go to various areas that have a reputation for doing the best-job with each varietal – in this case, we have Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy.

Technical Data: 

  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vineyard sites: Auvergne
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Acidity: 3.15 g/l
  • pH: 3.73
  • Aging: In tank on light lees (no oak)
  • Price: $15

Nose: Red cherry-laced mushrooms with a hint of licorice, spice, black pepper.

Taste: A bit “colafied” on the palate for me – it’s a very fruit-foward pinot, so much that I’m not sure I’d blind-pick it as a Pinot. It’d make a good, everyday Pinot and even a “pinot for folks who swear they don’t like pinot” because of its mouthfeel. However, in the end, it’s just a bit too fruity with not enough acidity or tannin to send a thrill down my leg.

W.E.P. Rating: 85%