Red Wine Wednesday

Hooooo yes folks, its Wednesday already, so its time to take a bottle of plonk from the wine cellars at Watkins Manor and educate the vino Luddites of the world.

Todays wine:  Pinot Noir

A good Pinot is a delight.  Its a soft and relatively light red wine, full of light juicy blackcurrenty and cherry type flavours.  It is very flavoursome without being heavy, having a velvety smoothness to it.  It doesn’t have that rich dark oaky head and tannin depth to it that a Rioja or Merlot might have.  Its a great wine to drink on its own or with light food.

This Wolf Blass specimen is a pretty good one.  Nice and smooth, no really deep earthy tones or lingering tannins, just a rich, clean, smooth tasty red.

I’ve had better, but paid a lot more for the privilege.

Its a pretty good red to start on actually, smooth and not acidic or laden with tannins – they actually use the grape for Rose’s and even Champagne sometimes, so that gives you some idea of the clarity of the taste.

2 Comments on “Red Wine Wednesday

    • hehe – it *is* outstanding when you find a really good bottle or a variety of grape that works well with your tastes 🙂 good luck – let me know if you discover anything you like.

      Oh, and don’t go for cheap – like everything in life, there’s a reason it doesn’t cost much.. I normally wont pay less than AU$10 ($8US?) unless I’ve had it before – the cleanskin Shiraz for example is great at $8, but the $8 Cab Sav was blah. Really the good wines start at AU$18 or so, so I’d aim for a $15USD bottle and see what you find. Oh, and ask the staff, my local bottle shop is a bit rough, but the staff are pretty knowledgeable.


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