Dancing Coyote Wines Pinot Noir 2012
Youthfully bright, with light tannins, it has a soft refreshing finish. A fresh, medium-bodied red wine that showcases bright cherry and raspberry fruit notes, with highlights of toasted almonds. This elegant Pinot Noir is best served slightly below room temperature (60–64 degrees F). It pairs well with earthy flavors found in dishes made with mushrooms, cheeses such as brie and chevre, or with duck confit. A great food wine that will highlight the flavors, rather than overpower them.
Legend has it, each year at the start of the growing season, a band of coyotes from the nearby foothills, sneak into Dancing Coyotes' vineyards, and chew on their irrigation lines with wild abandon. Following these scandalous acts, they have been known to join paws and howl at the moon in celebration. Fortunately, this has no effect whatsoever on this rich, yet delicate red wine inspired by a famous French region. Regarded as one of the world's noblest of wine varieties, this wine has notes of black cherry and plum fruits, with a hint of spiciness and a smooth, velvety finish.