2008 Fonty's Pool "Single Vineyard" Pinot Noir Pemberton SKU #1055490

Price: $12.99

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Tasting Notes

92 points James Halliday's Wine Companion: "A complex wine, with ripe cherry and plum fruit surrounded by spice and a touch of French oak; has good thrust and energy, likewise value. Screwcap." A good value Pinot Noir with tons of varietal character. Sweet cherry and raspberry notes with a hint of savory bacon on the palate. It's got quenching acidity and soft tannins, making it easy to drink now. So why wait?

Staff Reviews

  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    11/26/2010
    K&L Staff Member
    Great value pinot noir that offers more than bright charming fruit. This wine also hints at the complexity that make great Pinots great. Spice, a hint of smoky bacony goodness and a dusting of minerality. Its soft tannins and bright acidity make this more than every night wine.
  • Chiara Shannon
    By: Chiara Shannon
    11/5/2010
    K&L Staff Member
    What a pleasant surprise from the land down under! The 08 Fonty's Pool Pinot shows juicy cherry and berry fruit in the nose, with baking spice accents and a touch of earth. It is medium-bodied, with moderate alcohol (only 12.5%!), but with good fruit concentration on the palate. It's soft, supple, and overall a delightful, balanced, fruity style of Pinot that really stands out in the under $15 price range for Pinot Noir.
  • Leah Greenstein
    By: Leah Greenstein
    9/27/2010
    K&L Staff Member
    Featured on K&L's blog, <a href="http://blog.klwines.com/httpblogklwinescomuncork/2010/9/15/wine-wednesday-fontys-pool-single-vineyard-pinot-noir.html">Uncorked</a> for Wine Wednesday.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    9/9/2010
    K&L Staff Member
    This has come a long way in a short time. When it first arrived it had lovely cherry fruit and spice. Now that it has settled down a little more of the earthy nuances are emerging. There are subtle hints of porcini and forest floor that balance well with the cherry note. This is really engaging Pinot from Western Australia.
  • Jeremy Bohrer
    By: Jeremy Bohrer
    7/19/2010
    K&L Staff Member
    Good pinot for the price. Loads of fruit and very well balanced. Delicious!
  • Steve Greer
    By: Steve Greer
    3/25/2010
    K&L Staff Member
    This is the second vintage of this Pinot from the cooler Western part of Australia. It is showing richer cherry fruit than the 2007 but is by no means a jammy style Pinot. The mouth feel is softer but with decent acidity to keep the fruit bright and the wine closer to a new world Burgundy.

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