Le Grand Noir 2011 Pinot Noir (Limoux, France)
Ok, had a totally sinful weekend at Sharpe Hill Vineyards & Winery & Restaurant & Favorite Place in the Northeast for me to go for an autumn afternoon. More pictures soon. RIght now I am sitting here, proud as punch of myself to have not engaged in the SubSin of Gluttony called Laute, expensive gluttony, actually purchasing a mixed case of wine for $141 which is $13 a bottle. So, let’s complete our penance and drink ’em up, eh? Le Grand Noir 2011 Pinot Noir is full of fresh cherry pie and vanilla. It contains about 14% Grenache. It comes from south central France where we don’t usually get wine from. It is a soft, silky drink with lots of delicious flavor and a luscious body, but no roughness. It’s THAT bottle of red wine to sit and drink. Screw food. Repent you bad bad sinner. You know your wicked guilty. Pour yourself another. I have a dozen. Island Spirits & Wines on Broadway in Newport has 20% off wine and liquor (I think – don’t qoute me) until October 31st. With tax this wine was under $10. Damn its good. I will talk about our fantastic trip to Sharpe Hill this weekend tomorrow.