Happy Wine Wednesday! I announced our new series on an instagram story a few weeks back (be sure to follow along so you don’t miss out!) I’m so excited to be brining you the first installment. Eric and I received this bottle from a good friend of ours as an engagement gift a few weeks back and we finally decided to open it.
For us, a good wine and cheese night (or afternoon) is one of our favorite things to do together. After visiting Sonoma this past Fall, we feel as though we’re much more in-tune with our wine taste-buds. While neither of us is a sommelier, we hope to give you a bit of an insight into the flavor profile and make some recommendations from our personal favorites.
This 2013 Pinot Noir from Oregon has some bold fruity flavors up front that quickly faded into a more smokey earth taste as you drink it in. The acidity is very mild on this bottle and was an easy one for us to enjoy. We paired it with a 6-month aged manchego cheese for a quiet night in before dinner. It’s a great wine for a special occasion or gift, especially for someone that has been drinking red wines for a while.
I wouldn’t introduce the bottle to anyone that is just getting their feet wet in reds, as it might be a bit too harsh on the backend of the sip. When I first started drinking reds, this likely would’ve been one I wouldn’t have cared for. However, as I’ve begun to appreciate a wider variety, I’ve been able to be open to many more profiles than I would have thought I’d enjoy.