I don’t like Pinot Noir. Give me a Cab, Shiraz, Merlot, Cab Franc and keep the Pinot Noir or Zinfandel. How I have so many bottles of Pinot Noir in my wine closet escapes me! But I do and, unless I gift a lot of wine for the holidays, I need to drink them.
I reluctantly pulled out a bottle of Sequana Pinot Noir and opened it. I even let it air, working myself up to taste it.
It’s hard to admit I was wrong — horribly wrong. But I was. This wine was delicious! It was delicious on 1st sip and still delicious 1 1/2 glasses later. (Sadly I donated 3-4 bottles of this wine to a dog rescue fundraiser 3 weeks ago. I hope the guests enjoyed them!)
This wine tasted of gentle dark fruit — cranberry and raspberry — with a hint of cola. It poured thin with a large brown band circling the medium purple. My first thought was the wine had turned.
Thrilled to be wrong. This isn’t a strong or powerful wine. Gentle or subtle are the words that come to mind. It embraced me in a tender cuddle, not a hard bear hug.
I’m not sure I like Pinot Noir still but I do like Sequana Pinot Noir.