Bright youthful garnet color of medium intensity. Sweet ripe cherry and red plum aromas with a hint of minerality and spicy pipe tobacco. Aromas are medium+ intensity. Aromas repeat as flavors, with a spicy lingering finish
I took a couple days off last week and went to Gervasi Vineyard in Canton Ohio. I have to admit that I was somewhat reluctant given world affairs, but badly needed the down time, so my wife and I went with her brother and his wife. Impressive – I can’t say enough about the cleanliness, hygiene processes, customer service orientation, etc. Great job Gervasi Vineyard!
While there, I had a Pinot Noir (Chile?) and paired it with mushroom/pepperoni pizza. Simple, but a delicious combo, that made me determined to feature a tasty Pinot Noir this week
Portlandia’s Pinot Noir 2018 did not disappoint. On the nose, aromas of fresh cherries, red plum, red raspberries, and herbal tea. On the super-smooth palate, the same primary fruit notes are layered with a really pleasant toastiness coupled with soft but substantial tannins and a lingering earthy finish; an enjoyable bottle to be sure