Category: Pinot Noir

Twenty-Wine Days of February: Day 1

2010 d’Autrefois Pinot Noir Rosé A rosé on February 1st, you say? Yeah, it was unseasonably warm today in the nation’s capital region (about 70 degrees), so I went with an unorthodox choice for the ‘middle of winter.’  I opened this wine with my good friend and neighbor, M.C.  The d’Autrefois is 100% Pinot Noir from the Languedoc Roussillon region… Read more →

This Wine Is SO Last Century!

The Rib and I bought this bottle back in February on the recommendation of one of the helpful lads at our favorite local wine shop.  We originally intended to open this bottle while celebrating our anniversary on Valentine’s Day (I’ll pause a second or two for the “awes” from the ladies and sensitive men).  For whatever reason, we didn’t end… Read more →

2005 Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey Marquis de Jouennes, Burgundy, France

A couple of weekends ago, the neighbors invited The Rib and me over for dinner; upon learning the menu, I immediately decanted this bottle of Burgundy (Pinot Noir).  It was an excellent choice.  The Chateau de Chamirey had about two hours in the decanter before dinner. On the nose, I got some big dark fruit, spice, and a slight cream. … Read more →