Pinot Noir. The Christian Bale of Grapes- thin skinned, temperamental, needs a lot of attention. The wine that makes sommeliers swoon and spout hyperbolic musings on par with some of our finest politicians.
Everything you need to know about Pinot Noir is encapsulated beautifully in Miles’ speech from the movie Sideways:
“It’s a hard grape to grow, as you know. It’s thin-skinned, temperamental. It’s not a survivor like Cabernet that can grow anywhere and thrive even when neglected. Pinot needs constant care and attention, you know? And in fact it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And, and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time… to understand Pinot’s potential… can then coax it into its fullest expression.”
Mark your calendar for this Friday- we’ll be serving up a flight of (as Miles would say) super quaffable Pinots. And you can bet there won’t be any Merlot’s on the list…