A number of varieties work well on the Granite Belt. The region is a melting pot of sorts where alternate varieties are making all the noise of late. Pinot Noir has been one variety which has always seemed to swim against the current and never really made a splash. Some wineries have even pulled their Pinot vines such their inability to make it work. I was interested to see how this first release from Witches Fall would shape up though.
Smells of tree bark, dark cherries and strawberries. Quite a sombre feel in the mouth and not entirely expressive. A good sprinkling of spice covers the thin fruit underneath. The fruit comes across wafer thin and watery in the end with a rustic tannin hanging on at the death. Sadly, it's not in the frame for a Bronze medal, particularly when lined up in a tasting with like priced Pinots of similar vintage. I'd prefer others.
Region: Granite Belt