It’s been a while since Lindsay and I have done a post, it feels great to be back! As you all know, I’m a lover of most red wines, preferably full-bodied reds. For me Pinot Noirs are usually hit or miss because they are so mild and light-bodied. My friends at Qorkz sent me a bottle of 2013 Brooks Note Weir Pinot Noir and in their letter to me, they basically said that I would love this pinot even though I’m not a big pinot fan – and they were right!
Brooks Note 2013 Weir Pinto Noir was delicious. It was mild, but so full of flavor it didn’t feel like you were drinking a pinot! I tasted berries and a slight smokey flavor (which is my favorite), I liked it so much I had a couple of glasses of it that evening! I think the key to a really good pinot, is buying a higher end bottle of wine, that way they don’t taste as watered down – and this bottle sure did do the trick!
Here are the winemaker’s notes: “This offering from Brooks Note
is an elegant ruby color typical of Weir vineyard. Aromatically, it
offers notes of blackberry, cherry, raspberry, leather, and black
tea with a hint of jasmine. As it opens up, there’s a touch of clove
and herbs de Provence. In the mouth, it has a lovely smooth entry,
structured tannins and balanced acidity with flavors of cranberries,
tart cherries, blackberries and anise. The silky texture continues
through the palate with nice weight. It has a long, finish of
cranberries, dark cherries and bright licorice. The cherry lingers quite
a while once the wine is gone.”
Do you like pinot noirs, if so which ones are your favorite? If you’ve never heard of Qorkz, do yourself a favor and check them out! They’re an awesome company that allows you to buy wine directly from the producers and not from a distributor. They make small batch wines easy to buy by featuring and selling from limited production wineries, which allows you to buy wines you can’t find anywhere else – pretty cool concept!
Also — Don’t forget today is the first day of our #LovelyStyledLife Instagram series! Use the hashtag on your posts today that have anything that inspires you: cooking, fashion, family, home decor – anything! Lindsay and I can’t wait to see your posts and what makes you smile!
Have a great day!