World Market does it again. I’m such a fan. The positive energy and good vibrations I get each time I’m at one of their stores keeps me coming back. And you know that includes their extravagant wine selection.
For the past few months I’ve been meaning to write about one of their wines. In particular, I present the 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The wine was grown in Sonoma County and made exclusively for World Market. How awesome is that? As an added bonus, the wine was created from organically grown Pinot Noir grapes. This is a winner all around.
But why do I like it so much?
First of all, when you’re a store that has a section on inspiration, you’re going to get many brownie points from me.
Secondly, it’s a user-friendly wine that anyone can enjoy. My first reaction after sipping a glass was that this would be ideal for anyone who was looking to get into wine, yet was hesitant to try.
This was as light as a Pinot Noir that you’re ever going to taste. It goes down smooth. And when I mean smooth, I mean effortlessly. We have a perfect introductory wine.
I tasted some raspberry and perhaps some other fruits. There’s spices in there somewhere. But what I got most from this is that if this is what organic wine tastes like, I want more of it. This was a joy.
Around $12 is what I’ve seen this bottle listed for online. That’s around what I paid for it. Because of the simplicity of it, that’s about what the price should be. That’s not an insult but more of a statement of the wine. It’s mean to be affordable and approachable. Those are my kind of wines.
I had to go back in my library to track down photos of this eye-catching bottle. How gorgeous is that label?
This wine can go with anything and can go with any season. That’s one of the many reasons why I’m championing this one. I wish I had more of this exclusive collection. And there’s more. All the means is a road trip to one of the coolest stores around.
Not only is their wine selection brilliant, but so is everything else. I don’t think I need to sell this any more.
I had a pre-holiday meal with this bottle. By the pictures I couldn’t tell exactly what I ate but it was something Thanksgiving-like I presume. But the wine was the stand-out.
More to come…