Pico & Vine, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2013
The Back Label: 2013 “Lush bing cherries, earthiness, vanilla with hints of orange blossom make for a delicious and special wine. On the palate, supple tannins combine with extended red cherry and French oak-infused caramel and spice. The flavors are ripe and elegant and carefully balanced with the acidity. The wine pairs well with grilled chicken, Fusilli pasta tossed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh tomato and herbs or a rustic wood oven-fired pizza with wild mushrooms and Taleggio cheese.”
sipping sun Having Sipped: Just as in last week’s wine post, we weren’t provided with the year of this wine, so we’ve matched our speculations with the winemaker’s notes from Pico & Vine’s website. At the first sniff, berries fill your senses, the vanilla simmering at the top, and oak and caramel overwhelm at the first sip. The entire tasting experience, from the alluring aromas, the velvety texture, through to the finish was incredibly elegant and rich. Another pleasing wine from Pico & Vine. I enjoyed a glass of this pinot noir with a shared meal of double cut lamb chops with mint pistachio pesto, goat cheese ravioli, and sautéed seasonal vegetables.
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After your first sip, what are your thoughts on this pinot? Have you paired with wine with something in particular? Let me know in the comments below & thanks for sipping along!