Got a wine club shipment today, and am cracking one of the two bottles of 2016 Pinot Noir in the box. I’m really looking forward to this, and I have grilled pork chops and pesto baby potatoes to have with it in a little bit.
2 Lads Pinot Noir (2016) Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan – $29
Color: bright, clear garnet red – you can tell this is a young, fresh wine from the way the color extends without any change in hue as you tip the glass.
Aroma: intriguing – there’s cranberry and red currant in here, along with cherry, kirsch, and some bramble notes.
Taste: tart up front, with candied and fresh fruit notes. The mid-palate exhibits more of the brambles and kirsch than straight fruit, and it’s a little weak there. It has a medium-length finish that’s soft and warm.
Pairs decently with the pork & potatoes.
Nice – but just a little too thin to merit a recommended tag.