Grapes from the Willamette Valley revealed a semi-opaque ruby color with strawberry, spice, cherry and floral notes on the nose. This was a tremendous bouquet and really opened the wine senses. This medium-bodied Pinot found blackberrry, cherry (dominant), cinnamon and vanilla flavors on the palate. A very silky blueberry finished this delectable inexpensive red wine.
This wine was paired with roasted turkey sans the traditional trimmings of cranberry, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc., etc., etc. after the Nor’easter dropped feet, not inches, of snow on our New England abode. After all, we were way too tired from snow blowing the driveway and shoveling out the cars to go all out with Sunday dinner and seeing as we couldn’t grill out on the deck.
Ah yes, the unofficial, official snowfall amount of almost 27 inches, or 2 1/4 feet.
And to really let you know how tired we were, we even had to shovel the screened in deck so we could get to the back door.
Anyway, back to the wine. I bought this wine on sale for $8 (regular price $12.99) with a 13.5% ABV and well worth the price of a turkey dinner. I only wish I had picked up a case of this when I had the chance. I think that’s the problem with having so much wine in the cellar – not being able to get to all the wine I need to. Well, better luck next time. Hmmm, maybe when I retire…