Never go food shopping hungry. If you do, you will walk out of the store with lots of cheese, ice cream and – of course – a bottle of wine. I usually go for a pinot that has more details provided on the bottle…. I mean, “California” doesn’t really narrow it down! But on the back of the bottle, it is specified that this pinot is made from coastal fruit. OK, sold.
Oooh a twist top! Makes my life easier. Black cherry dominates the nose on this wine, smells tangy, spicy and earthy. A little mushroom-y. Mouthfeel has tart black cherry… this pinot reminds me more of the Willamette pinots than ones I’ve had from California. I love me some California pinots and usually want more roundness, so I was a little disappointed at first but the acidity on the finish is nice. This would be a great cheese wine (brie, goat cheese) or would be yummy with creamy sauces. I also had these awesome little feta tarts from Trader Joes that would be fab with this wine.
$12/bottle (on sale from $15/bottle at Whole Foods)