The Personalities of Wine Part 5

Robert Mondavi said it best “Wine, Food & Art – incorporating these three things will enhance your life”. 

I am going to talk about 2 wines today – 2 Pinot Noir’s…. 2 very different Pinot Noirs.

Inniskillin Varietal Series Pinot Noir 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle
The first is one of my new favorite finds.  I have tried this wine with several friends and they all love it.  And at $15.99 at the Newfoundland Liquor Stores, this is one of my best deals on the shelf.
Pinot Noir is an extremely food friendly wine.  It’s a great opportunity to experiment with different foods.  It’s great ruby-red color has aromas of cherry fruit and earthy tones, and it doesn’t disappoint on the palate.  I have never been one for Canadian wine, but the cool climate of Canada does a good Pinot Noir grow.   Like me, it loves barbecued foods and it’s great for all those red drinkers who think they should be drinking white with chicken.  Try this one instead.  Move over France, Canada has come with a great Pinot Noir.  I love it.
Domaine Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007
This is the wine I had last night.  If you are a true French Pinot drinker, you’ll enjoy this one.  It was a 2007 Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir.  Joseph Faiveley founded this vineyard in 1825 and the Faiveley family still own and operate it.  They have built a vineyard of quality wines in the Burgundy region of France.  When you first pour this wine with its light color, you may think it’s wimpy.  But light on taste, it is not.  Given ratings from an 88 to a 91, this wine is again very food friendly.  I had a BBQ last night and it went very well with the stuffed pork.  One critic said this wine is best served between 2012 and 2015.  You’re in luck, it’s on sale at the Newfoundland Liquor stores right now for $19.99, $5 off its original price of $24.99.  It’s a good bargain, will make a great gift, and a great addition to any meal.

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