Friday, July 27, 2007

Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir 2005 & Omelette

On July 26, 2007
Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir 2005 (California)
Oh, my, this was nice. We saw it on the shelves, and decided to try as we love Ferrer’s Blanc de Noir sparkling wine (also made from Pinot Noir grapes). Gloria Ferrer is owned by the Spanish company that makes Freixenet Cava. This Pinot is definitely European in style – almost like a French Burgundy. Nose of dark cherries and earth. Tastes of minerals, cherries, and a little spice, with a great tannic/toast finish that’s not overdone. Beautifully integrated. (Ken likes to say that drinking wines like this is like tasting “French dirt” – meant in a very good sense.) A House/Special Occasion/Yes wine. $23.

We wanted something simple and light, so had an omelette with sautéed squash, red pepper, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese inside.