Tag - Pinot Noir

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The Pinot Project 2013
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Josephine Dubois Pinot Noir 2010
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The Path Pinot Noir 2012
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Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir

The Pinot Project 2013

Pinot Noir (duh)
California (kinda also duh!)
$10.99
Lightly Splurge-y
Lots of exciting, big, life decision type stuff going down at Casa Hood Somm. This means there has been less time for writing blogs. Notice that I did not say there was less time for drinking wine, just less time for writing about it. #lush

Reaching the end of the week is tough. Stress is high and the grocery supply is low. But as long as I have a new bottle to open up by Thursday all is good.

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Josephine Dubois Pinot Noir 2010

Burgundy, France
Barely splurge-y
$9.99
They say that wines tell stories, that they express the physical characteristics of the regions they’re grown in and the method employed by the people of those regions (terroir). They also say that wine pairs with certain foods to bring out the best in each other. But of all the cool shit that wines do, my favorite is when it compliments a gathering, a moment, an evening spent with a friend.

I know there exist better examples of wines made in Burgundy than this $10 bottle with the fancy looking label. After all, this particular French wine region, Bourgogne, is hugely influential in le monde du vin. It is a region known for only growing two grape varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and doing it exceptionally well.

On the night that I drank from this particular bottle there was a lot going on that influenced my experience of it.

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The Path Pinot Noir 2012

California
$6.99
I‘ve been trying to write more about the emotional experience of drinking wine and less about the subjective tasting notes, which although helpful and valid, I find a little less interesting.

I’ve noticed that the mood I’m in influences the experience I have with the wine I drink. I find it also true of art, films and music. There are times I don’t get into a film or a new album at first, but upon a second viewing or listening I’m blown away by it. Sometimes my mind needs time to adjust to something new, but other times it’s the state I find myself in that informs my experience.

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Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir

Valle Central, Chile
$7.99
The wine was just fine. But together with the cheese it was hand-clappingly delicious. Even the cheese on its own was fine, an inexpensive grocery store French Bucheron cheese, but it was the combo that made it.

I cooked, ate cheese and drank wine until I nearly finished the bottle! I had to will myself to leave enough for a glass to drink with dinner.

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