The Red Hook Winery 2009 Pier Forty-One

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Posted April 30, 2013 by Lenn Thompson in Regions

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I’ve had a difficult time finding much information online (or anywhere else) about this Red Hook Winery 2009 Pier Forty-One ($25), but from the front label I know that it is made by Robert Foley, one of two partners/consulting winemakers for the winery.

And based on what I smell and taste, I think it probably a syrah-based blend.

Black plum, cassis, black pepper and seared beef aromas are ‘lifted’ just a bit on the nose, leading into more big, black fruit on the palate with similar spicy, meaty accents. Though forward and showy, these flavors are framed by well-integrated, medium-intensity tannins.

After being open for a day, layers of licorice, menthol and eucalyptus joined the party, adding complexity.

Producer: The Redhook Winery
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
ABV: 12.6%
Price: $25 | Buy now from Empire State Cellars

(3.5 out of 5 | Very Good, Recommended to Outstanding and Delicious, Highly Recommended)


One Comment


  1.  

    Red Hook Pier 41 is today’s daily deal on empirestatecellars.com! Get it while it’s hot!

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