#WineWednesday: Things to be Thankful For
There is plenty to be thankful for this time of year: hockey season has begun (couldn’t say that last year), football is in full swing (here and across the 49th parallel). On a non-sports front the kids are back into their normal routine, the leaves are changing colour, you can open the windows for that nighttime breeze while sleeping and grape harvest has begun.
Me, I’m thankful for my loving wife, my beautiful home and my wine cellar (my wife would probably say that list is in reverse order) … It’s this time of year that I enjoy going down into the cellar and checking out some of the great Pinots I’ve stashed for just such a Turkey of an occasion, and I mean that in a good way. Here are some recent one’s you’ll want to grab for your family gathering day:
Coyote’s Run 2011 Black Paw Pinot Noir (29.95)
The nose is full of beet, cassis, and earthy along with some hidden cherry elements. The palate is dark, brooding and complex with some gritty tannins, earthy character, black cherry notes and an interesting mouth feel.
Estancia 2009 Benchmark Vineyard Pinot Noir ($36.95)
Nice hit of plum amongst the black cherry and hints of cinnamon and pepper, finishes quite dry.
Momo 2010 Marlborough Pinot Noir ($19.95)
Juicy with floral, cherry and plum notes followed up with a white pepper finish.
Domaine Faiveley 2010 Mercurey ($22.95)
I find that I’m still crazy ‘bout a Mercurey, and this one is real good with its cherry and spice notes that run the entire length.
For more wine suggestions, see our other #WineWednesday posts.