Hello, all. Since some of my passion and energy goes toward enjoying and tasting wine, I will start a new blog where I share my experiences with a different, affordable red wine each week.
Since I don’t have that blog started, here’s the first post in the wine review series.
Let me start by saying that I prefer my wine the same way I like my coffee, so dark that I can’t see much through it. Since I sent my lackey (just kidding, hubby volunteered) to the liquor store yesterday, the helpful clerk there selected a Pinot Noir. Let me back up.
I have a friend who works at the liquor store who suggested a Pinot Noir for me because it would go with everything and anything. I need this flexibility in wine because sometimes I have a glass while I make dinner. Sometimes, I have a glass with dinner, and sometimes, I have a glass after dinner. I need something that will go with everything and nothing, so we landed on a Pinot Noir. No, I don’t have three glasses of wine in one night. I have one. Since my friend wasn’t there yesterday for hubby to bother, I ended up with Black Stone 2006 Pinot Noir from Woodbridge, California which cost about $13.
I’m open to trying different wines, so here goes. The Black Stone Pinot Noir is light in taste and color. It looks like a ruby in the sun. It tastes like earthy cherries in a tea leaf sort of way. It would go well with light or dark meat, even pasta or pizza, like I made last night.
The label says that it has flavors of vanilla, tea, and cherries, but I do not taste the vanilla. I can smell vanilla in the wine. What an interesting combination of grapes and cherries in the glass. Hubby, who does not like red wine, said it tasted good. I think I am safe in saying that this wine would appeal to picky drinkers or white wine drinkers.
As for me, I hope to drink a wine that I have stronger feelings for next week. On a normal day, I want a dark, complex, smooth wine, usually a Malbec, Cabernet, or Shiraz. I believe I will review the Alamos Malbec from Argentina soon. I could do it now from memory, but it would be so much better to review it while enjoying it.