If you've ever watched the 2004 movie, Sideways, you may remember the funny banter between Miles and Jack throughout the film about the virtues of Pinot noir. What you may not know is that sales of Pinot noir rose 16% in the US, shortly after the release of this unexpected hit movie in the fall of 2004.
In vineyards around the world, Pinot noir grapes have a reputation for being sensitive and often difficult to cultivate and transform into wine. Despite this temperamental nature, wine connoisseur and sommelier alike often covet Pinot noir grapes for producing some of the best wines in the world, with complex full bodied flavors and consequently a higher price point.
The good news is that this week, we are featuring a steal of deal on a 2007 Buena Vista Pinot Noir at $9.99/bottle with your Maika`i Card. I've proudly shared this wine with good friends and family, and I think it really drinks like a $25 bottle of Pinot noir. It's got wonderful aromas of bright bing cherry, fresh ground nutmeg and earthy wild mushroom. The wine shows intense flavors of bright blackberry and plum fruit, with undertones of sweet mocha and clove. The Buena Vista has a great depth and a long supple finish, often considered a hallmark of Carneros Pinot Noir. You might try pairing it with our very own Chef Keoni Chang's recipe for garlic roasted pork loin .
For a wine which typically retails at around $20+ a bottle, this Buena Vista is a great value for such a smooth and supple Pinot noir. This special pricing will only be available for a limited time and while supplies last, so be sure to pick up this great deal before we run out!