A Local BistroCiao Amichi,
So last night decided to break from my Winter hibernation and check out a local bistro. I don’t know if it’s somewhat older age, pretentiousness or the fact that everything on their food menu was fried but it really wasn’t my cup of tea; I guess long gone are my collegey dive bar days. Nonetheless since I bothered to dress up for the evening I grinned and bared it for a few hours. They had a few wines on the menu by the glass and bottle, but I settled on a Fleur Pinot Nior, a few rounds of electronic Texas Hold ‘Em, and Frank Sinatra’s Love Songs album on the jukebox.
Name: Fleur de Carneros
Producer: Fleur de California Winery
Country: United States
Where Purchased: local bistro
Price: $6.99 by the glass or $12.99 bottle
Fleur de Carneros is a young ruby red with hints of ripe strawberry, metal, and a fresh floral aroma. I found this wine to have a good balance of acid, tannin, and fruit. Drinking Fleur de Carneros was ok alone, but would probably be best drank with a meal (a pesto dish, or alfredo). I’m going to recommend it for experienced wine drinkers because it’s a half decent pinot nior under $40 and to noobie wine drinkers because its not a overpowering red for a young palate.
Experienced Wine Drinker (Buy/Fail): Buy
Noob Wine Drinker (Buy/Fail): Buy
Wine Tip: Most Pinot Nior’s are harvested in Burgundy, France