While some folks are already gearing up for pumpkin spice season, we’ve got other beverages on the brain — those red wines we’ve been missing all summer long! If you’ve been pining for Pinot of late, we fully endorse getting you two crazy kids reunited. From some of Pinot’s favorite places and in all your favorite styles, it’s time to welcome back these intrepid heroes with extra fanfare.
Like a love letter to cranberries and crunchy leaves, Sainte-Anne’s style embraces both plush fruit and a modest earthiness that will have you ready for a hay ride and a cozy flannel in no time. From the famous mineral-rich soils of southern France, Sainte-Anne Pinot Noir has a natural balance of acid and fruit, bolstering its gracious cranberry, red cherry, and wild strawberry notes with a classic rustic, herbal finish. Easy-drinking but retaining lots of character, it’s even better on pizza night or with a nice charcuterie spread.
California Pinot Noir
A huge value for Cali Pinot fans, this wine is juicy and plump and not afraid who knows it. Ripe and easygoing fruit character in the strawberry and cherry realm is balanced by fresh acid, a light-handed oaky spice, and a touch of vanilla. A large portion of its grapes hailing from California’s coastal regions, all that fruitiness is framed by a delicate tannin and cooler-climate brightness on the finish. Not a wimp and not a bully, 90+ Cellars California Pinot is a great choice for greeting fall.
Evesham Wood ‘Le Puits Sec’
Whether you’re more interested in points or certified-organic dry farming or simply outstanding Willamette Pinot Noir, you will find a nigh unbeatable value is Evesham Wood’s estate Pinot Noir, ‘Le Puits Sec.’ Iconic within the Eola-Amity winemaking community, Evesham Wood reliably showcases beautiful fruit with the deft but low-intervention hand of Erin Nuccio at the helm. Beyond all the buzz, this is a flavor-dense and wonderfully layered wine with bold dark cherry, high-toned pomegranate, seductive, smoky violet, and a savory, spiced finish. All that wrapped up in a highly elegant third act of velvety tannin, we could (clearly) go on and on about this wine. Fan club registration is wide open!
Enjoy these wines anytime thru September 22nd, at any of our Top Ten Locations.
-Aimee Hutchinson | Wine Manager Top Ten Liquors