Have you ever casually caressed someone wearing velvet and felt a warm tingle go down your spine? Whether it was from the anticipation of something you hoped might happen or just the sheer sensuous experience, a smile slightly broadened your face and your heart beat a little faster. I can't say exactly that you'll have that reaction to this French Pinot Noir, but if you're a red wine fan, I'm confident you will enjoy this wine immensely.
First sip - a room temperature red wine with just an edge of coolness. Evenings are getting cooler in Ohio, so room temperature tonight is about 66 degrees. With that first taste I mostly feel smooth, sexy-tasting wine filled with strong black cherry and plum at first taste, but with a fine cinnamon spice following behind. In the glass, the aroma is not strong or wine-y at all, it's very mellow and rich. And the flavor resonates. I think "mellow" is a good word to describe the overall wine, it's smooth, generous and would be wonderful with a meal, or on its own by the fireside. This one's a keeper.