Mile High's "Wine of the Week": November 19th
Pali Wine Co “Huntington” Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2017
Every time I have a sip of a Pali Pinot Noir it makes me smile. There’s a fair amount of Pinot that makes me furrow my brow contemplatively. But Pali is grin inducing every darn time. The reason is that the wines are forward, juicy, and generous. The 2017 Huntington Pinot bursts with character. It is so lively and effusive! I love the rosy nose and the delicate little hints of blood orange zest and Oolong tea underscoring all those fresh plucked petals. The palate bursts, just like the nose. Creamy kirsch and cassis lead the attack with a second line of macerated strawberries and pomegranate seeds backing them u...
Mile High's "Wine of the Week": November 12th
Domaine Sophie Cinier Bourgogne Pinot Noir “Le Clos” 2018
One taste of Sophie Cinier’s wines and I was hooked. The wines possess a remarkable sense of composure, surely the result of a fearless winemaker and beautiful fruit. The 2018 single vineyard “Le Clos” Pinot Noir is a lovely wine, ethereal without ever becoming shy or inaccessible. Seductive hints of violet and cola are just enough to peak your interest and quicken your pulse with the first swirl and sniff. The nose is demure, engaging without being flashy or forward, just like great Burgundy should be! The palate is lush and generous, rarely traits found in such affordable Burgundy. Cinier’s d...