When it comes to my family’s table, a pinot is usually present and accounted for. It’s a flexible, agreeable red wine that pairs with a great many foods. Your proverbial ‘ace in the hole’ to have during the holidays…
Wine Manager Will Bliss at the H-E-B Westlake in Austin shares 3 of his picks for pinot noir available now!
Martin Ray Pinot Noir
An excellent Sonoma pinot. Lighter in body and would pair very well with something like pork or lamb chops.
Lyric Pinot Noir
Etude is a fantastic producer out of Santa Barbara. Lyric by Etude is a juicy entry level pinot; full-bodied with nice acidity and flavors of dark cherry and vanilla. Great with any kind of red meat, even lighter stuff like chicken. 🙂
Guarachi Pinot Noir
Guarachi Family Wines produce this dense pinot that’s made for a buttery roasted turkey, or perhaps a hearty steak. Well-balanced with lots of fruit up front and a slightly elevated alcohol at around 14%.