We’re back on track with our Wine posts. Did you miss us? This year, Post Road Liquors makes a big impact starting small. We’ve tried a Robert Sinskey Vineyard’s wine before and loved it. This second round with their Pinot Blanc was just as enjoyable!
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COST – $23.00 (half bottle)
GRAPE – Pinot Blanc
COUNTRY – United States
REGION – California, Napa Valley, Carneros
TASTING NOTES – Fulfilling aromas and flavors of fresh pears, apricots, casaba melon and a hint of mineral-like complexity complimented by tart notes of kaffir lime. Though this wine sees no oak, it has a slight essence of yeasty toast. It starts lively on the palate then evolves into a round lengthy mouthfeel with a bright, refreshing finish. It is incredibly complex in its natural simplicity.
TALES FROM A TASTING
I learned back in November that good things can come in tiny bottles. I also discovered those good things come from Robert Sinskey Vineyards; back in November, it was a late harvest Pinot Gris. In the new year, upon Post Road Liquor’s recommendation, I sampled the Robert Sinskey Pinot Blanc. Bottled in the same 375ML bottle, the Pinot Blanc made me just as happy as the Pinot Gris.
I should note, the Robert Sinskey Pinot Blanc is also available in a magnum. But, this little bottle was just the right size – I finished the entire bottle without any guilt, along with a healthy baked halibut dish.
But, let’s get back to the wine chat. Pinot Blanc is a close relative to the unstable Pinot Noir. Now and then the genetically quirky Pinot Noir grapes go all crazy and spit out a mutation. First, it was Pinot Grigio, and then from those white grapes came Pinot Blanc. Because they are all in the same family, they share the Pinot name.
Generally, Pinot Blancs are a lovely semi-dry wine. Often compared to Chardonnay, but yet slightly different. Of course the region in where the grapes are grown affect what comes out of the bottle. With the Robert Sinskey Vineyards Pinot Blanc, I immediately noticed a hint of fruity sweetness. As I swirled it around in my glass, enjoying the beautiful color, there came a bit of acidity that balanced the wine and allowed me to sink back into my seat and simply enjoy it.
Even though the wine changes shape a bit, there isn’t anything jarring about it. This is a great wine to serve with a light dish, or just to enjoy as you contemplate the different flavors that live in this wine.
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Thank you to Post Road Liquors, 44 Boston Post Road Wayland, MA, for recommending this small bottle of goodness, as well as their expertise!
Stop in to experience the first class service and selection. You can also find the same excellent services at their other locations, as follows:
Upper Falls Liquors
150 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02462
Needham Wine & Spirits
1257 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Auburndale Wine & Spirit
2102 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466