week's pick: Passport Series Pinot Noir
Dry Alcohol: 13% Body: Light
of origin: Sonoma Valley, California
wine: Light bodied with soft aromas of cherry,
vanilla, and earthy undertones. On the palate bold
flavours of red and black cherry and strawberry are
balanced by a touch of mellow spice. This fruity and
bright wine is ruby in colour with a smooth, satisfying
region: Sonoma Valley is the largest wine growing
region in Sonoma County. Bordered to the west by the
Sonoma Mountains and the Mayacamas Mountains on the
east, the valley is open from north to south, allowing
cool air to flow down from the Pacific Ocean and up
from the San Pablo Bay. Sonoma Valley is a diverse
region with steep mountains, rolling bench lands,
fertile plains, cool coastal fog and an abundance
of warm California sunshine. It is known for its Pinot
Noir which ripens to delicate perfection in the cooler
areas close to the San Francisco Bay.
pairings : Light enough to pair with salmon but
complex enough to pair with meats such as duck. Enjoy
with pizza, any mushroom based dishes or with cheeses
such as Camembert or Gruyère.
exclusively at the Orléans Town Centre Wine
Kitz location on St. Joseph Blvd. near the corner
of Prestone Drive. You can reserve your kit now by
calling 613-841-8197 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mention that you read about this wine in Grape Pickings
and receive an additional $10 discount.
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