Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wine of the Week - Black Mountain 2009 Pinot Noir


My first non-Santa Ynez pinot noir since my trip to Solvang. I'm now certain that this is a grape I shouldn't have been ignoring for so long.

A commonality I'm finding in pinots noir is this smoked bacon flavor on the palate. (Safe for vegans - no pigs were harmed in the making of this wine.) This one also had flavors of honey and cherries... great timing for summer!

As a 2009, I probably cracked into this a little early; but it was still very good. Will probably be even better in a year. At around $6, a great value.

12.5% alcohol

1 comment:

  1. I really wanted you to say "no pigs were HAMMED in the making of this wine" but that's cause I'm a dork :)