Friday, October 23, 2009

Paraiso's Pinot Noir

P A R A I S O pinot noir
Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County
2007, 14.3% abv

I bought this wine about six months ago - a rec from Todd at Hi-Time (Costa Mesa). It's a nice value pinot that cost about $15. The wine displays nice red fruits, tea, and autumnal notes. No stemy quality, which is common is less expensive pinots, and the alcohol blows off after a few minutes. Light and flirty. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1997 Salon

What a treat it was to taste this beautiful champagne. Its distinguished texture and silencing complexity leave me with only brief copy and an image for you from their website:


I love this image and greatly anticipate my first taste tonight at the Wally's Delamotte & Salon tasting. Check out the link to watch the video about '97 Salon: