Cherry Pie Hundred Acre Vineyard Stanley Ranch 2007 Pinot Noir, $39.99, 89+ points,
began its dance with me by stepping on my toes, but as the night wore-on I began to appreciate its "juicy" nature, almost like an intense Gamay grape, but with a big cherry taste. The color is ruby-red with amber tints, the nose settled-down to a whisper from an intense toasty-burnt quality.
I bought this wine more than a year ago and was looking for the right time to open it, and for Thanksgiving I thought this should be a crowd pleasing center-piece, especially as a compliment to the tables appearance.
Here was my impromptu presentation: