2011 Barrique Pinot Noir – a great shared bottle!

A common question we get is, “is there a wine you like best”? That’s like asking a parent to pick a favorite child…well, maybe not as extreme.  While picking a favorite varietal, or even region, is difficult to do, I can say with certainty that my favorite bottles are shared bottles. Every shared bottle has a story, and can lead to discovering a new favorite, like Herman Story and Benessere (P.F.G Zin!). 

Recently, our friends Jeff & Karin, shared with us a bottle of 2011 Barrique Pinot Noir from Sonoma County.  What a great new discovery (thank you!).  This pinot was delicate, yet full of flavor.  It has a bright cranberry color, and a nose of bright cherries and blackberries.  As typical with Pinot Noir from the area, these flavors continue to the palate but they are not over the top.  It finishes with a hint of plum and a little wood.  Very tasty all on its own ~ definitely a wine you can enjoy while you are cooking, and with the meal! 

Keep an eye out for this wine in local wine shops ~ they currently distribute to a number of states, including CA, CO, DC, GA, NJ, NY, and TX.  

Posted on August 15, 2014 and filed under Wine Discoveries.