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This is insipid. Lack of good nose, color and taste
worst Pinot ever tasted from them.

One sip and spit

79 pts

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Posts: 6325 | Location: Palm Beach Gardens FL | Registered: Nov 05, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Too bad to hear, Ed. I've liked Fess Parker Pinots in the past (only had a few) and really enjoyed a visit my wife and I made back in 2009.

Just curious: the WS scoring scale says 80-84 points is a, "good...well-made wine." Your TN sounds more like a 60 or something. Thoughts? Was there some underlying saving grace in the wine?


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Originally posted by BRR:
Too bad to hear, Ed. I've liked Fess Parker Pinots in the past (only had a few) and really enjoyed a visit my wife and I made back in 2009.

Just curious: the WS scoring scale says 80-84 points is a, "good...well-made wine." Your TN sounds more like a 60 or something. Thoughts? Was there some underlying saving grace in the wine?


Seldom ever rated a wine in teh 60's except Bully Hill. This wine was far below what I thought was FP quaility standards and my expectations.

Guess I was gracious. I really hated it. Wine was very weak, felt watered down, and was not of a good quality. I'll keep the score, but it was probably in the high 70's to be factual.

Changed to a 79


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I'm surprised it shopwed that poorly. Maybe a flawed or damaged bottle?


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I've been working on a case of the '07 for about a year now. Still showing very well. Surprised to hear about the '09. I'm with those who say might just have been a flawed bottle.
 
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