Fine Living Needs Fine Wine
Your editor says: We enjoyed this wine with a great zuchinni "tagliatelle." A good Chianti always works with tangy tomato flavors.
The winemaker says: Ruby red. At the nose Chianti Ruffino features an impact of delicate yet steady floreal notes of violet as it is typical of the Sangiovese wines. The vintage 2010 offers elegant and deep fruity hints of plums which lead towards a lightly spicy finish. Medium-bodied, Chianti Ruffino is characterized by a marvelous freshness that makes Chianti Ruffino a very pleasant and easy to drink wine. Persistent fruity sensations feature a long aftertaste. A young yet [...]
Your editor says this wine is one of the finest Pinot Noirs he has had.
The winemaker says this wine is a deep garnet with a bright ruby tint. On the nose; aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, rose petals, vanilla, oak spice, cedar and a hint of truffle, while the palate expresses blackberry, cherry, cocoa, toasted marshmallow, raspberry,orange zest, baking spices, and a hint of menthol. The mouthfeel is silky soft on entry with balanced nice acidity and firm tannins, with a long lingering finish.
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We enjoyed this wine from the Russian River Valley the same night we tasted the Foley Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2008. Your humble editor slightly preferred the Foley but his wife disagrees and prefered the Merry Edwards. We had a little argument about it and, being a wise man, your editor now agrees with his wife :-).
The somollier, Travis, suggested the Foley knowing our propensity toward a good Pinot. Your editor and his wife enjoyed the bottle with friends. Four friends, laughter and a bottle of Foley - a great way to start an evening.
Click Here to Order Foley Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2008
The winemaker says, "The name Meiomi, (pronounced May-oh-mee) was chosen as an expression of its source. The word means "coast" in the language of the native Wappo and Yuki tribes, and our wine draws its profile from the abundant choices presented along California's cool, lengthy Pacific border."
We say: deep color, dark berries, sweet. This wine is affordable yet tastes luxurious.
Click here to order Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir 2009 [...]
Most readers of FineArtViews probably think the "Fine" in the name refers to "Fine Art." And, of course, we do mostly discuss art. However, the original reason we included the word "Fine" in our name is explained clearly by our full tag line, "Straight Talk about art, marketing, inpsiration and Fine Living."
You see, we envioned FineArtViews while being, mostly about art, occassionally exploring topics of inspiration and "Fine" living. The idea for the fine living section was to include musings about life situations, the humor found in everyday life, philsophical ideas on living a better life and, of course, our [...]
Here's a good one for you: St. Innocent Willamette Valley Villages Cuvee - we tried the 2009 vintage - fresh bright fruit describes this wine - cherry, red berries, floral notes - a pinch of spices. Your editor recommends you give it a try....then again your editor is a sucker for a Pinot Noir.....expecially one from Oregon.
Here's a link if you'd like to order some [...]