The Many Faces Of Pinot NoirFlavor profiles range all over the map for Pinot Noir. In California, Pinot can be fruit forward with a light-medium body with vanilla notes as well as berries. In Oregon, the wine will be lighter and elegant with tart cranberry flavors. Germany, Chile, Australia and New Zealand each have different flavors -- and then there is France.
We’ve been enjoying our share of Willamette Valley, Russian River Valley and even German Pinot Noir in recent months. It was time to return to Pinot homebase as we opened the Bruno Colin Vieilles Vignes, from the Santenay region of Côte de Beaune in Burgundy.
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This is a glass that would fare well with any dish that features mushrooms. Duck or fish would match nicely as well.
There’s a lot going on in the glass. I picked this bottle up online for $20, a nice savings over its SRP of $47. We’d recommend this as a solid Pinot pick, especially at the discounted price. We suggest you serve with a meal or at least appetizers, especially if you typically drink Cali Pinot Noir. The complex flavors of the Bruno Colin Pinot work splendidly with food.