The Heartbreak Grape

“…its flavors, they’re just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and… ancient on the planet.”

-Miles, “Sideways”

Pretty tough to argue with that….especially if you are drinking the right Pinot Noir!

Pinot Noir was our “gateway drug” to the world of red wine. It took us a while to get really comfortable with Cabernet and Merlot (and don’t get me started on Malbec!!), but we could always find a good Pinot Noir, even very early in our journey into wine.

I talk a little bit about the Heartbreak Grape in my new YouTube video. Please check it out if you haven’t already!

Here are reviews of the two Pinots that I featured in the video:

As I mentioned in the video, I probably overrated this one slightly. I think 85-86 would have been more appropriate. Also, the region is incorrect, it’s not Burgundy, it’s a Vin de France.
This didn’t improve much over the 2+ hours that it was open. It is still tasty, but I might wait on opening any more of these for another year or so.

And, some reviews of a bunch of other Pinots we have enjoyed in the recent past, including an older vintage of the one above!

That’s it for today! Coming up next, a lot more non-Pinot-Noir wine to catch up on. Stay tuned!

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Wine blogger, foodie, traveler.

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