Pinot Noir is a great pairing with Thanksgiving dinner, so I though it would be an appropriate varietal for November’s Wine of the Month. I also thought that since Thanksgiving is an American holiday, it would be great to feature an American Pinot Noir!
The Wine – This wine is an equal blend of the Swan and the 828 clones. It is medium ruby in color, with strawberry, cranberry and some smoke and pepper on the nose. The palate provides the strawberry, cranberry and smokiness, with lovely notes of licorice and earth. Nice acidity makes this a well-balanced wine and a great value at $35.
Visiting the Winery – Wrath has two tasting rooms. The first is located in Soledad, CA with views of the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Salinas Valley. I visited the second location in downtown Carmel in Carmel Plaza. The very friendly staff and the great wines make this a must stop visit!
The Journey – Wrath’s Tasting Room in Carmel Plaza is located right in the downtown area of gorgeous Carmel. It’s literally in a shopping mall, which provides plenty of parking. Once inside you’ll find a very modern but comfortable spot in which to taste their great wines. An added bonus is that right next door is The Cheese Shop. We stocked up on lovely Wrath wines and then headed next door for cheese and crackers to stock up on supplies for our hotel room!
To read more about Wrath, visit their website at: http://www.wrathwines.com/