Christmas Eve appetizers were served at our house this year, and we needed versatile wine that would go with everything from BBQ Sriracha Meatballs to Blue Cheese Salad Wedges. Since we are more of red wine drinkers vs white (as are most of our guests), we decided on a Pinot pairing. Instead of going one variety from one vineyard, we chose 3 Pinot Noir’s from complimenting appellations. All three provide a well-balance of fruit, spice and dirt (which is probably why I love these so much).
Spring Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir – $75. This estate bottled pinot comes from one of my favorite properties in the Napa Valley. Strolling through the tranquil garden, sipping on one of their amazing wines is simply spectacular.
Bella Glos Las Alturas Pinot Noir – $55. This amazing wine, grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands, is dark, flavorful and rich. A love a full-bodied pinot and this one does not disappoint.
En Route Les Pommiers Pinot Noir – $65. Grown in the Russian River Valley and stored 11 months in French Oak barrels, this wine is an awesome balance of cherry and light oak. A must try!