We have not shared anything about wine lately, although we have been drinking like crazy. Wait, wait, wait, that didn’t come out right! I should have said, we’ve had the opportunity of late to enjoy some delicious wines.
This suggestion is for a Pinot Noir. Now I’ll tell you I am not a reds guy. Most are way to bitter for me. However, my co-worker and his wife took us to dinner one night to an Italian restaurant where most meals go best with a red wine. After sampling several suggestions from our waiter, my co-worker recommended Mirassou® California Pinot Noir. It was a personal favorite of his and he thought even an old stick in the mud like me would enjoy it.
It may have been the meal it was paired with, but I thoroughly enjoyed this wine. I did not get that bitter aftertaste I find with many reds. In fact, this wine had a nice refreshing taste that made it enjoyable to drink.
Later to confirm my satisfaction level I purchased another bottle for a meal at home. Again I was not disappointed. The Mirassou website says that this Pinot Noir uses a fruit forward approach, which is something for me, that makes a good wine. But I do think that the light vanilla notes in the wine are what cuts that bitter taste that always turns me off.
For our second bottle, we served it with something different. We created a quiche of ground pork sausage, two kinds of Swiss cheese, red onion, peppers, eggs, tomatoes, and broccoli florets. The crust was by Pillsbury.