Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: California – USA
Cherry and strawberry on the nose lead you into a rich wine that is both smooth and full of flavors, including fresh berry and earthiness on the finish with just a hint of tannin.
Recommendations: I’m a big fan of pinot noir, and when I received this wine I had to resist the urge to open it right up (as I was at work at the time). It was well worth the wait. Carrying a bit more alcohol on the nose than other pinot noirs I’ve had in the past, it wasn’t overwhelming, and it also didn’t carry as much earthiness and tannin on the finish, which made it a great compliment to the simple pasta dinner my wife and I had it with.
If you’ve never had pinot noir before, the Trinity Oaks pinot is actually a great way to get into it, as it runs very much in the middle of the road on flavors and aromas from both new world and old world pinot noir. It doesn’t exhibit the fruitiness that many California reds are known for, but isn’t as dry as some French reds are known to be. A great wine to enjoy with something fancy or something simple.
Special thanks to the International Wine of the Month Club for providing the wine.