A pleasant surprise last night when the wife not only made dinner, but brought out the Pinot Noir glasses as we enjoyed this little beauty:
Arrowleaf 2012 Solstice Pinot Noir ($25.99)
Fruity and medium bodied, aromas of cherries and rhubarb. The palate might notice some herbs and cherry with a hint of oak. 85.
Tonight it was my turn to choose the wine to go with our chicken and pasta dinner, and I went with one that we picked up at a high-end liquor store in Abbotsford that had some very high scores.
Fossacolle 2007 Bruno di Montalcino ($59.99)
100% Sangiovese as is tradition with this type of wine. A tad underwhelming at first taste, but after some time in the decanter and paired with the pasta, a great improvement. Cherries and strawberries on the nose and palate with just a touch of spice and minerality. Drinking well now, would probably improve even more until 2020. 91.