Happy spring break!
We’re still trying to recover from the 3:30 am trip to the airport to drop off our college kid so she could visit the Grandparents back East. Thankfully, she landed before the “Blizzard of 2017” and she went prepared with a coat packed in her suitcase. Why wear it when you can have the baggage guys carry it around for you? There’s something sweet and nostalgic watching her experience the carefree days of youth. I’m definitely jealous!
Not much else is going on this week except a trip to the Science Museum and planning our youngest’s 13th birthday party. The theme: Chocolate. I’m currently on the hunt for a chocolate fountain. And chocolate crafts and chocolate flavored lip gloss for party favors. Planning’s been almost as easy as our son’s 13th and his raucous party at Laser Quest. I just had to show up. Chocolate’s easy because it’s everywhere. The hard part about chocolate and often wine, is choosing from the endless possibilities which is the segue I’ll use to this Pinot Noir we opened in January. You remember January, right? Frankly, neither do I because some how I skipped February and went directly to Spring Break.
Back in January, before we took a short wine break, we opened a bottle of Louis Latour Domaine de Valmoissine Pinot Noir 2013 ($16). Occasionally, a wine talks to you in an entirely different voice with it’s aroma than what you actually taste. This was the case with the Louis Latour Pinot Noir. A strong personality showed up in the aroma with floral stems, tobacco leaves, funky turnip greens, asparagus, cigar smoke and leather. The aroma kept evolving. There was a lot going on. I wondered if there might be a problem. However, the palate was entirely different than what I was expecting with soft tannins, red currents, black cherries, raspberries, spices and a lovely earthy floral accent. Overall, a very enjoyable Pinot Noir.
This Pinot will most certainly be making a reappearance! Cheers!