Girardin Pinot Noir Emotions de Terrior 2010
The nose is intense; blackberry cobbler and an artist's box of oil paints and lindseed, very attractive. Unusually full-bodied for French Pinot Noir especially at this price; dark cherry fruited. The finish is a bit quick but this may be accentuated by the richness of the wine. 13% alcohol. Notes by LAC. 09/20/2011.
Roasted birds are a preternatural match but Pinot Noir goes with any number of dishes ranging from those incorporating wild game and foraged mushrooms to veal stews or grilled fleshy fish. For a classic cheese pairing hunt down some Epoisse...