Whew! Â It’s been a busy week and the weekend isn’t going to be much better. Â So the first thing I did when I got home was uncork a bottle and relax while I still had the chance. Â Tonight’s Uncorked! bottle is the 2008 Estancia Pinot Noir.
It’s a beautiful garnet color, even if it looks a little thin in the glass. Â It’s got great legs after a whirl, though. Â There’s lots of berries and spice on the nose. Â The initial taste is full of berries as well but the finish brings hints of vanilla and, dare I say it, rose. Â Â Please don’t misunderstand me. Â I don’t go around snacking on rose petals or potpouri. Â But there’s a flavor at the finish that tastes like a rose smells…you know, in the same way a PiÃ±a Colada tastes like suntan lotion smells. Â You know what I mean, right? Â Anyway, it’s delightful. Â This vino is smooth in texture and feels warm from the back of my tongue all the way down my esophagus. Â (Sorry. I’m a Speechie that helps people deal with swallowing problems all day. A little anatomy is gonna sneak out from time to time.)
I’ve been a fan of this Pinot Noir for a while. Â I usually pick it up for ~$17-18, but tonight’s bottle was on sale for $14. Â Sweet! Just what I needed!
Well, here’s hoping your weekend is less busy than mine has the potential to be!