Wine Heist (Part 1)I never thought of myself as being a kleptomaniac. Maybe I’m just klepto for wine. That would explain why I snagged two bottles of wine from the office that had been shamlessly buried behind cleaning products and old mold-crusted rags under the sink of our communal kitchen.
After a little Google’ing I figured both at sub a $20 price-point and mid 80s point rating(out of 100) general consensus among the wine gods (Decanter, Wine Enthusiasts, and Wine Spectator magazines) the bottles wouldn’t be missed. And, as they say one man’s trash is another man’s booze for the evening.
Where Purchased: Ha! That’s funny!
Name: Pinot Noir
Country: United States
Where Purchased: Ha! That’s still funny!
Murphy-Goode’s 2007′s Pinot Noir has some age on it and as such I expected softer tannins than whats was present to me. Although i found the blackberry and matchbox aroma quite pleasant it didn’t makeup for this tart and overall unbalanced wine. Maybe Murphy-Goode’s 2007′s Pinot Noir shows more promise paired with a meal but as an aperitif i couldn’t recommend it even if you enjoy dry red wines.
Note, I started of tasting the Pinot Noir. In hindsight this probably wasn’t a great idea because this varietal is quite potent; either that or I’m losing my tolerance. Either way I never got around to the Rupicolo. I’ll have to save that for midweek since I have a 7 miler tomorrow. Until then!