Decanted: 3 hrsCost: $15.90 (VQA Stores)
Date: August 22, 2009
Tasting Notes: This Pinot Noir from Church & States' budget brand needed an amazing 3+ hours of decanting to settle down before the bouquet could truly be appreciated. Aromas of black and red fruits. This wine has a lovely rusty-transparent-red colour, something that I always appreciate in a Pinot Noir. On the palate you can taste cassis and a bit of plum finished with soft tannins. A decent wine for the price, but not one of my favourite under $20 Pinots.
Pair this wine with baked, herb-encrusted poultry and serve slightly chilled after decanting for 3 hours. - LC