Pinot Noir. I fell foolishly in love when I first tasted it. Head over heels, insanely in love. I can tell you where I was, whom I was with, what I was wearing. The moment was magic. If you’re a passionate wine enthusiast like me, you understand my madness here. Once you’ve experienced that type of love, that type of beauty, anything less is not acceptable. Knowing this, you know my next Pinot Noir recommendation is pretty darn good.
Adelaida Pinot Noir 2010
The nose is delicate and subtle. The mouth is smooth with lots of berry flavors and a velvety texture. A very soft finish that lingers just long enough. I love it when it does that. What a wonderful experience. It would go well with lamb, beef, or an Italian dinner. A wine so easy to drink. I could drink this alone with a good Netflix series. This one, my fellow Pinot Noir lovers, is worth your money. ($40)
Adelaida Rose 2012
Back in my college days, I experienced my first wine phase- light, fruity wines. They were soft and not too intense. Some people go to frat parties. I explored wine. There are worst things you can do in college. My attention shifted to Merlots then Cabernet Sauvignons. Can’t forget my strong Malbec phase. I ate a lot of beef back then. My most recent love: Crianza. It’s just like my Basque people- in your face, proud, firm, and it still smiles at you with each taste.
Then, the other day, memories of how this all started with Adelaida’s Rose 2012. The distant yet beautiful notes of jasmine and peach blossoms. Crisp and soft, slightly dry at the end. A lover returned, received with tenderness and delicate flavors, but it didn’t forget my departure.
Adelaida’s Rose is a blend of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault. This is good everyday wine. Perfect for a light summer salad or a nice charcuterie. ($16)
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