Let’s talk wine, shall we?
From the new canned wines (delicious, I might add) to the frosé (frozen rosé wine with fruit), summertime is usually the time to lighten up and reach for a lighter beverage. However, the Angeline Pinot Noir that I brought home this week has stolen my heart. The full-bodied, fruity flavor paired nicely with a couple of different cheeses, some hard salami and a nice pop of freshness from crisp rainbow carrot sticks.
The website for Angeline Winery says this about the Pinot Noir:
Much to the delight of both grape growers and winemakers, the 2016 vintage carried through from beginning to end, with ideal conditions and ideal results. Long-awaited rainfall during the winter and early spring replenished desperate reservoirs and ground water, easing the concerns generated by several years’ worth of drought conditions. The summer was kind, with only a few heat spikes, which then carried over into a true Indian Summer; keeping daytime temperatures above normal, and the mornings foggy and cool throughout the peak month of September, permitting us to take our time in evaluating and calling picks at their optimal maturity. Nature patiently waited for us to bring in our final lots before returning with the rain that has traditionally been the signal for the end of the harvest season.
This wine is no exception to our dedication in over-delivering quality in every wine we bottle. Our Pinot Noir is a wealth of aromas such as fresh cranberries, maraschino cherries, and orange zest. The palate is round and juicy with lively acidity, and a touch of sweet, toasty oak on the finish.
So, all frozen and canned wines aside, my vote this week was for the sensuous and bold flavors in the Angeline Pinot Noir.