John Turi - Wine, Red Wine

Charles Smith Winery, K “Ovide”, 2009

Wine Rating: 94

I had been planning to review one of the best Pinot Noirs ever produced in California, but during a dinner I recently attended for a wonderful friend, and following a few bottles of some amazing Kosta Browne, I inadvertently opened it, forgetting that it was it was for my review. It was a robust and commanding 2007 Marcassin and I can tell you, it was delicious. A true beauty from the Three Sisters Vineyard, and days later I can still taste it. That’s saying something. It’s one of those wines that you’ll recall when you’re bragging about remarkable bottles that you’d once enjoyed.