Cold weather and red wine go together like spaghetti and meatballs.
Dallas has seen more snow and colder temperatures than it has in almost ten years. We’re taking the opportunity to enjoy it while it’s here, because knowing Texas weather, it’ll be 50 and sunny next week. Mark was able to take his ice skates and hockey puck to the streets, we walked over to a neighbor/friend’s place for some games in the warmth of her home, and we’ve loved watching our dog run around in the snow.
We’ve also been drinking a lot of wine, so I wanted to share some of my recent favorites.
TULI PINOT NOIR 2019 – | cranberry | red apple | toasty cinnamon | vanilla | bright fruit | light tannins |
LES PLANTS NOBLES PINOT NOIR 2019 – | bright cherry | berry fruit | earth tones | smooth soft finish |
MARTIN WOODS HYLAND VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2017 – | spicy floral scents | hint of breath mints | cherry fruit |chamomile tea | mineral backing |
KOSTA BROWN RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR 2016 – | blueberries | raspberries | cranberries | shaved nutmeg | burnt orange peel | bold | bright acidity | soothing mouthfeel |
G.D. VAJRA NEBBIOLO LANGHE 2019 – | cherries | candid pear | pomegranate nectar | orange blossom | sweet spices | lifted mineral | vibrant | zesty acidity |
MATTHIASSON VILLAGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018 – | red fruits | bright cherry | bramble-berries | graphite | cedar | pencil shavings | vibrant | fresh | medium tannin | beautiful acidity |
SEVEN RINGS OAK KNOLL DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017 – | rich texture | plum | cassis | spice | vanilla |
FORTNIGHT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017 – | blackberries |cassis | dark, macerated cherries | vanilla | cedar | cigar box | dark fruit | solid core of spice | soft entry | great density across the mid-palate | long, smooth finish |
** Tasting notes from the winemakers. **
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