Wednesday, November 7, 2012
First Crush - San Francisco
1. Peirson Meyer Pinot Noir (2009) - The thing I like about a wine flight is that you usually get a nice sized taste of a quality wine. That was no different tonight. A bottle of this Pinot Noir sells for around $60, and while that isn't a price range I find myself buying in often, I would consider this wine for a special occasion (especially around the holidays). This wine had a beautiful rich color and a great fruit based aroma. This wine had a really nice flavor that really made me think of blackberries. There was nothing weak about this wine and one I really enjoyed along with two other stellar Pinot Noirs.
2. Miner 'Aia' Red Blend (2007) - This Bourdeaux style red is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, & Malbec. I'm fairly certain the wines I tasted prior to this one may have had an impact on how this one tasted, but it definitely didn't bother me. At first glance, this is just a nice dark colored red wine, which isn't uncommon for a wine made up of the above grapes for sure. It also had a touch of a floral smell to it that was quite nice. It surely didn't disappoint with the flavor. I'm generally a sucker for a blend like this, and I guess tonight wasn't any different. Great fruit forward flavor, with a consistent experience through to the end. A perfect way to top off a very enjoyable meal.
Rating: Great food & great wine!