Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Bread & Butter Pinot Noir California 2015
Bread & Butter wines are rapidly becoming a household name delivering a duo of popular varietals (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) from California. Unlike many of the larger volume brands, Bread & Butter is made from grapes sourced from selected vineyards rather than a simple blend of bulk wines. The Pinot Noir is made from grapes sourced from Carneros along with grapes from their Mission Ranch Vineyard in Arroyo Seco. Together the grapes from these two prestigious appellations create a wine with complex layers and very accessible fruit flavors. 91 points.
Fortunately there is always a select group of wine brands slugging it out for supremacy in the value category. Most often these wines are solid but many fail to excite the palate. Lately we have a real contender in the form of Bread & Butter Wines. Bread & Butter delivers bright wines with personality for the clever and friendly cost of $15 a bottle. At present they offer just Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their list of followers is growing as every wine lover is seeking the perfect Tuesday night wine. You have a new house wine.
Brilliant, medium ruby color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of red cherry and raspberry with supporting notes of mineral, oak, and plum. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of cassis and accents of smoked meats and dried herbs. The finish is long with silky tannins. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple texture.
How to Serve
Sip from large glasses after work on a Tuesday or Thursday or any day you wish. This wine needs nothing but a glass but it pairs great with grilled meats or a sausage pizza.
Price: $ 15
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