For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case from Aries Wine & Spirits in White Plains.
Chateau Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir 2008 is bottle 7 in our series. To see the rest, click here: Mixed Case on Small Bites.
Bonus online content
I have to edit it down to fit in the paper, but here is Aries owner Andrea Kish’s full description of the wine.
Name of Wine: Chateau Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir 2008
Region: Carneros, California at the south end of Napa Valley adjacent to the top of San Francisco Bay in a cool, foggy growing region that allows for perfect slow ripening of Pinot Noir grapes. Chateau Bouchaine is a sustainable winery and certified green farm.
Tasting notes: Tantalizing aromatics of berries, coffee, leather and spices with a velvety texture, layers of bright fruit flavors and a complex, silky, lingering finish.
Why we chose it: This wine exhibits the elegance of Burgundy, the exuberance of California and the essence of Carneros.
Goes with: ahi tuna, salmon, chicken, duck, pork and lamb