Mile High's Wine of the Week: November 19th
Highflyer Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
Let’s make this simple. The 2011 Highflyer Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir is freaking fantastic! It is totally extravagant with such intensity of flavor that it is going to rock your bird on Thursday! This tiny production, single vineyard California Pinot is showing so well right now after a couple of years gently aging in the cellars at the winery. The nose bursts with sexy aromas of violets, crushed cranberries, cola, and cinnamon. Boy is it pretty! And that’s not all. A warm, plush, spicy palate awaits. Densely packed flavors of candied red cherries, raspberry preserves, and strawberries macerated in ...
Bomber of the Month: November
Sonoma Cider The Hatchet
Occasionally it’s true that “less is more.” Take the organic apples in The Hatchet: the smaller the fruit, the bigger the flavor. But picking the smallest, most intensely-flavored apples is the easy part. It’s what happens next that matters, the blending and balancing, pairing sweet and tart varietals to yield a refreshing cider with noticeable complexity and a crisp, clean finish. It’s the hard cider equivalent of alchemy: turning little organic apples into great big flavor.