I’m already seeing the signs for Rosé season and that’s alright. Any hopes of Spring and the joys of the warm weather are welcoming. Because right now it’s still blah out there. That’s a technical term by the way. I, and many others are waiting for the sun. In times and situations sometimes it’s what we want the most. Without it can cause headaches, confusion, and all kinds of turmoil.
And we’re in this current cycle of Mercury Retrograde that is compounding everything.
So what does this have to do with wine? I have no witty response.
In good times, in great times, or the other times (which I will just call experiences here…), a dinner with good friends is always welcome, of absolute importance, and can’t happen enough.
As we grow up, get older, and much more wiser (hopefully), we gradually know what is worth our time, and what will fade out, and be a distant memory or complete afterthought. Settings like this stay with me because of its simplicity, wholesomeness, and all those other overly sentimental sentiments. Wow I just said that last part.
Pinot Noir was requested for this sit down dinner of three, and as always I’m happy to oblige. When you have so many options of such a drinkable and usually affordable wine, it can drive you bananas and make one indecisive. That one in question, is me.
So when I spotted a label that truly did stand out, I actually bypassed it for another. And here I present to you, the Pinot Noir, from the Pinot Project, which in hindsight was supposed to happen.
Not everything is deep or meant to be over analyzed, decoded, and then analyzed some more. But this is a project like the wine says, so let’s work on this project shall we? That was cheesy.
The information, or notes if you will, are here for your viewing pleasure. But I got nothing inspiring to say here.
However, it makes me laugh that roses and pomegranate can be found on the nose. Funny how that all connects. I didn’t get any of that though. No spices were tasted, but black cherry is always there.
This is a wine that’s just kind of there. It’s not good nor bad. It’s just there. And that’s sometimes more disappointing than a wine that’s terrible. At least more can be said in those situations.
At $10-$12 average retail value it’s alright. I think some people will appreciate it for what it is. It’s still easy to drink, since it’s a Pinot, but not the usual going down smooth. The lingering finish is one that lingers for not the best reasons. For me, it’s best to move on here.
Within every cloud, there’s always a silver lining. The meal of boneless pork chops, couscous, and salad is one of the more healthier and learner forms of comfort food you’re going to find. I’m grateful for my good friend to host and prep something so wonderful like always.
And the good company, and conversation always helps. The food is always going to stand out, and even though the wine this time left much to be desired, and with not much to discuss. There will always be next times.
And I’m always thankful for those next times.