The holidays, in their most traditional sense, represent all that is good on earth.
And Pinot Noir definitely falls under that umbrella.
So whether you’re indulging your own taste buds, or want to make a splash at your fifth party of the week, we’re giving you a few hints on the best bottles you can buy for the festive season ahead.
Today we’re showcasing the exceptional, full-bodied, and smooth Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 of Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California (652883 (D) 750 mL $44.95).
Here’s why you’ll love it:
– This lavish, decadent and food-friendly Pinot Noir comes in a red wax-sealed bottle so striking you almost don’t need to wrap it. Almost.
– It illustrates your great taste with its perfect pedigree: it’s from highly regarded maker Joseph Wagner, son of Chuck Wagner of Caymus fame. You’re most definitely in good hands with this choice.
– It’s the ideal pairing for steaks hot off the grill, offering intense notes of dark cherry, baking chocolate, clove, and dried herbs on the nose. Who says winter isn’t BBQ season?
Be sure to check back next week as we continue to run down our top recommendations from VINTAGES’ impressive holiday wine selection.