Reaching into the wine fridge for a bottle to have with dinner the other night and what would be pulled out?
A Pinot Noir from Wrath Vineyards from the River Road Wine Trail in Monterey County. Wrath makes a number of Pinot Noir wines, this particular one is their 2011 Ex Anima. This one is the lowest cost Pinot Noir they are currently pouring, but don't let that lead you to believe that it's one not to take seriously. This is a very nice drinking wine. Ex Anima, or “from the soul” in Latin, is a series of wines from Wrath that feature minimal wine making intervention and no new oak. These wines present individualistic expressions of the maritime climate and gravelly soils from the estate vineyards. The grapes for this wine come from the award winning San Saba Estate Vineyard, which is set in a sheltered nook just below the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. The 2011 Ex Anima is pinot for those that love Pinot Noir. It features Clone 828 harvested at moderate sugars and aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral oak barrels to emphasize the fruit character of the grapes. The bouquet is bright, berry-like and generous. The palate is a silky mix of strawberries, cranberries and blueberries. This was a very good WW wine that was fabulous with with the BBQ spicy pork chops, broccolini and Au Gratin potatoes. This wine hits higher than its price point at 6+ and only a couple dollars outside **** it is an easy go to choice to go with any night dinner.
Swing on by the tasting room and get some for yourself and tell em we sent you!
Happy Tasting Adventures,
Kiwi & Koala
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