2009 Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir


Chris mentioned that she thinks that I have been on a Pinot Noir kick lately.   It is true, especially when we have gone out for dinner at places that do not have a really good wine list.  I have found I can find a decent glass of Pinot Noir vs. a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot as I do feel a Pinot Noir is a more food friendly varietal than any other reds.  If you are eating red meat I typically recommend a Cabernet Sauvignon but feel that a Pinot Noir is a safe choice for most other foods.

The kids had been over on this Sunday and our oldest son Nick is a Pinot Noir fan so I thought, why not have a bottle with dinner?  Dinner consisted of chicken tenders, salad, and baked potatoes.  The wine should pair just fine with the meal.

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The Pinot’s color depth was medium and the hue was ruby.

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It was actually pretty aromatic and young-fruity.  I noted raspberry, rhubarb, caramel, and spice.

The Pinot was not dry and it was medium-bodied.  The initial tastes were slightly tart while I noticed slight tannins in the mid-palate with a soft finish.  It was very flavorful and very food friendly with a finish that was medium in length.

ABV: 14.1%

How much: $34.00

I rated the 2009 Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir three glasses.

In Vino Veritas!

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