Wednesday, October 2, 2013

My Second Review on Rodney Strong-Pinot Noir

Rodney Strong
Estate Vineyards
Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir
Sonoma County 2010
Califonia Pinot Noir $24.95 CDN @ LCBO
Medium Body - Round

LOVE IT! So when I first tasted this wine I was not impressed. Actually at the time I was going through a lot of different Pinot Noir's and was not feeling IT! My husband was a fan from the start. So he started buying it more and more. This is now our GO TO Pinot Noir for now. It is delicious with pretty much any meal and alone.

If you have a Pinot Noir that you love, let me know!

Monday, July 29, 2013

My review on Opawa Pinot Noir 2011 Marlborough, New Zealand

Opawa  Pinot Noir 2011
Marlborough, New Zealand
Medium bodied red wine 

Saturday night was a date night for the husband and I. We went to small family steakhouse restaurant that has been around for over 50 years. 

The ambiance was perfect for a romantic night out in the city. 

Before looking at the menu we were handed this bible of a wine list! 

A lot to choose from! Since we were having steak we thought a Merlot would suit us best. But the husband really wanted a Pinot Noir. So with the help of the hostess we chose Opawa Pinot Noir a medium bodied Pinot that paired perfectly with our dinner.

Garlic bread, pickled veggies, Escargots and mushroom caps and steak and an all dressed baked potato! 

The wine was perfect! Silky and smooth and easy to drink. A Well balanced Pinot. Fruit flavored with a subtle oak finish. Perfect with our meal. 

We had a great evening! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My review on Meiomi Pinot Noir 2011- California

Yay!! Another Pinot Noir that I like! This one is the best so far! 

We went out to dinner the other night. Downtown at a restaurant in a 1800's Mansion in the city.

I had a delicious steak dinner and had a couple of glasses of this delicious Pinot noir! 

Meiomi Pinot Noir 2011 

Full and rich, fruity with a silk finish. Soo easy to drink. I could have had the whole bottle! But I had to share ha! 

It's the darkest Pinot Noir I have seen so far. But the most smooth and soo enjoyable. 

We had a great night out and even better when a bottle of wine was great too! 

Monday, May 27, 2013

My Review on Aquinas Pinot Noir - Napa Valley

AQUINAS Pinot Noir $17.96 CDN @LCBO
California Pinot Noir 
A serious wine (as stated on the label) 

Finally a Pinot Noir that I enjoy. After trying soo many different ones and not liking them, I thought I would never find a Pinot Noir that I do like. I look forward to trying others now. 

This California - Napa Valley Pinot Noir is great and easy to drink.

It has a strong scent of red fruits that make you want to take a sip right away. 

I tasted Oak and red ripe fruits. It was smooth low tannins and a long finish. So much flavor in this Pinot Noir and not too light. It's a medium body Pinot Noir. I really enjoyed drinking this wine. 

Thumbs up! A must try! 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Top 3 wine regions?

Tonight we watched the movie A Good Year. We watched this movie before but decided to watch it again to pay more attention to the wine talk. Once the movie was over and the husband and I were talking about Paris and wine, I thought what are some of the top wine regions. When I looked it up of course Bordeaux France was number one. Followed buy Tuscany Italy and Napa Valley California.

Interesting. Knowing this now I will focus a little more on these regions for now.

I still haven't tasted a Pinot Noir that I liked yet. So I need to do more research and so far it seems it will need to come from the Napa Valley California region. Next on the list ;)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Merlot wine is my favorite... but not all?

Of course not all Merlot's taste the same. Different regions of where the Merlot came from makes that difference. By far my favorite Merlot is the California Barefoot Merlot and the France Les Jamelles Merlot. Yet these are from two different regions... warm and cool regions. I do enjoy the California Merlot that much more because I sense less of the tannins. Yet the Les Jamelles is not that far off.

I've been tasting many different Merlot's over the past couple weeks and have noticed that they are very different on so many levels. How and where it's grown and made.

My search continues to add to my favorite Merlot's. My first two are still my favorite ones to drink at dinner or sipping a glass with company.

I will add these next Regions of Merlot to try soon. Italy and Australia. (cool and warm regions)

Have a favorite Merlot? Leave me a comment!