Pinot Noir | Catavino - Part 3
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Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

Varietally Incorrect

As a wine geek/wine blogger/wino, one of the questions I often get from my non-geek friends is what I mean when I say a wine is “varietally correct”. It often comes up when someone brings over a wine to our house that they wish our opinion on. Often times the […]

The Mainstay of Cava Wine: Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel.lo

Well, we could begin with the obvious, bubbles! Bubbles are fun. They’re playful. And they make every occasion just a touch more festive and cheerful. Each time you’re poured a glass of Cava, you can’t help but find yourself entranced by their journey from the bottom to the top of […]

Regional Profile – DO Penedès

The last few weeks, I have had the great fortune of spending some time in Cataluna enjoying brilliant yellow sunflower fields and the still brisk salty Mediterranean water. In short, I had absolutely no complaints. However, being that I was traipsing around the area drinking several bottles from DO Penedès, […]

Regional Profile – D.O. Cava

The other night, I was helping a friend out at her restaurant where they were hosting a large office party. To start off, the evening, everyone had a choice of either a Cosmopolitan or a glass of Cava. For the first half hour, people milled about drinking their beverage of […]

2000 Alta Pavina Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Selecto

2000 Alta Pavina Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Selecto – Spain, Castilla y León, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León (6/10/2006) Tempranillo/Pinot Noir Blend Light in color, reddish. Nose is pure cherries with minerals though quite restrained. Light and elegant with soft tannins and a […]