Wine of the Week
In 1848, Shaker Elder Joseph Brackett, wrote: "'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free." In his hymn "Simple Gifts". Done Sebastiani's plan for this wine was to hearken back to a simpler time when you could walk downtown, go to the local grocer and keep it simple. Don comes by winemaking naturally. His Great Grandfather Samuele began his winery in Sonoma in 1904. Now into their fourth generation, they have several labels under their umbrella, Simple Life being one of them. Ruby in color with a violet rim and enticing aromas of black currant, black cherry and rose petal lure you to the first sip. the palate is surprisingly complex for an inexpensive Pinot Noir, giving you sweet cherry, cranberry and plum flavors leading to a smooth finish with hints of spice, vanilla, cola and herbs stemming from 10 months in French Oak barrels.
Unpretentious and a price to match, this would be a "simple" wine for your feast. Pinot Noir pairs well with Turkey, no matter whether you cut it up and bake "ala Julia Child", smoke it, rub it with ancho chili powder and stuff it with jalapeno cornbread stuffing, deep fry it, or prepare it in the traditional way. Keeping it simple is the way to go.
THE ABOVE PAIRINGS ARE FROM THE CHEERS STAFF. LET ONE OF OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE HELP YOU WITH YOUR SELECTIONS AND FOOD PAIRINGS.
PRICE GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2017