2010 La Merika Central Coast Pinot Noir
Happy Monday! This Thursday is Valentine’s Day. It’s a time where we focus on that special someone in our life. One of the common things to do is to go out for (or stay in and make) a nice dinner. Well, I have the perfect wine for you to base your meal around! La Merika Pinot Noir is so good, and if you don’t get laid after one bottle of this during the meal, then you probably will after the second bottle.
Name: La Merika Central Coast Pinot Noir
Winery: La Merika Vineyards
Alcohol by Vol.: 14%
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store’s mark-up, and the number of times you will hear the phrase “no, I love YOU more” at tables near you in the restaurant.)
If I was going out on a first date with this wine, then she would be wearing a semi-sheer burgundy dress (to accent her full body) that would let just enough light through to be intriguing but not enough to be slutty. (Note: This might be the first time the word “slutty” has been used in a description on a wine blog anywhere. Shocking? Yes! Unexpected? Not if you’re a normal reader. Anyway, back to this alluring vixen…) Her perfume would be a hearty mix of black cherry, spice, and oak. It would be a little sweet on the nose when we first meet, but it would really develop into something intriguing over the course of the evening. After a while, I could pick up some minor earthy accents, which would lead me into the conversation of her profession.
The conversation would pickup as the appetizers came out, and I would find that she is pretty dry, but has a lot of character and depth. She would show how she has a very good amount of oak, but her spicy side would soon take over. This spice would remind me of a girl I once dated from Australia. Her name was Shiraz. However, our meal would not last very long nor be too short, and it would end with a little bit of plum and lot of the spiciness she had already revealed.
This wine is one that I want to pair with something that is spicy. I might get shot for suggesting this, but I think that enchiladas would be great with this dish.
Rating: Enjoy Again!!!! (Definitely a top 5.)
I could continue the metaphor and talk about how I would like to “pop her top” and spend the time to enjoy her, but I think I will refrain. This is a wine that I want you to pick up and serve this Thursday. (Editor’s note: You’ll be drinking this one by yourself, Bubbo. I’m pregnant, remember.) If your date does not like it, then dump them. They obviously are not sophisticated enough to spend time with you. There are plenty of other fish in the sea and you can do better.