PINOT! PINOT! PINOT!
Venturing into the wild world of Pinot! Pinot Noir (or Pinot Black) makes a very distinct flavor of wine, you can tell it’s not a cab or merlot just by looking at the juice. Well, one day as a vineyard worker was admiring the grapes, he came across a bunch of “Grey” looking Pinot! Wondering what to do with these mutants, they decided to try and duplicate the grapes. They planted sticks from that grey-graped branch, and it worked, thus Pinot Gris (or Pinot Grey) was born! They loved the juice from this planting. and now, so does the whole world. Let’s venture throughout the Geo-Pinot world and taste 4 amazing examples of the Black, and 2 ridiculously tasty Greys!!! Come in and try a few on!
Trimbach, Pinot Gris, Alsace, France 2014
Pear laced with subtle notes of smoke, and hints of baked apples. The dryness and discipline of the poised flavors nonetheless allow the ripe, luscious pear fruit to glow and shine. Mouthfeel and texture are reminiscent of pear peel and bitter almond, and echo long after the last sip.
Anne Amie, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, OR 2016
This estate grown Pinot Gris is an elegant expression of this versatile varietal. Intensely aromatic with white flower, gala apple and straw notes give way to a palate of Asian pear, white peach, Meyer lemon and white tea, finishing dry, long and rich. This is Leah’s Favorite white wine!
Jacques Girardin, Burgandy, FR 2015
Fresh and elegant nose with dark fruit aromas – black and red currants, blackberries, plums. Supple wine, lightly structured, fruity and fresh. Classic Pinot Noir with a touch of Burgundian earthiness in the elegant finish.
Calista Pinot Noir, The Coast Range, CA 2016
Deep garnet in color, Calista “The Coast Range” Pinot Noir opens with aromas of wild strawberry, cherry pie and baking spice followed by flavors of rhubarb, ripe cherry, plum and cranberry. Well-balanced and food friendly, Calista’s supple tannins and bright fruit profile pair well with grilled salmon, lamb chops and mushroom risotto.
Marisco, The Ned Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand 2015
The first certified wine maker born and raised in New Zealand! Dark Ruby color. Rose and violet floral notes are complemented by black currant, plum and cherry. Oak derived spice with mocha characters. Concentrated flavors of dark berry fruits are underpinned by brambly, spicy notes.
Patricia Green, Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR 2016
Deep red. Expansive red berry and floral pastille scents and flavor show impressive energy and pick up a hint of smokiness as the wine opens up. Hello Marlaina!!