Friday, October 22, 2010
Francis Ford Coppola Pinot Noir
Yesterday was our 4 year anniversary and our first date without R. We choose to go to a local restaurant called the Fish House. Fine dining without having to dress up too fancy. Looking forward to this celebration all week long we decided to say the heck with it and take fine dining seriously. Which to us means lets order a bottle of wine with dinner. They had a decent wine selection. The waitress recommended her faves which were a Chardonnay or a Merlot. I wasn't in the mood for white wine, and I wasn't in the mood for Merlot. We chose the Francis Ford Coppola Pinot Noir and we were not disappointed.
Typically if you order a red wine and heartier meal would compliment it more. While whites supposedly go with the the more delicate meals. To heck with that, I think that good wine will go with good food. The pinot noir wasn't an over whelming strong red wine like cab savs or zins. So it worked well with my pan seared scallops with pesto and Chris's filet mignon two ways.
The wine was a very lovely ruby color. It was smooth and I could taste berry flavors. It made both of us make yummy noises after each and every sip. I would definitely drink this wine again. And even better news, after talking w/ my mom, I found out she's been drinking it fairly regularly. She gets it for $15 at her grocery store. A great price, and I look forward to enjoying it again.