In June I visited La Crema in Healdsburg and joined their wine club…2 weeks later I got pregnant. I’ve been receiving shipments of their wine but haven’t gotten to drink any of it…until now! The first bottle I opened was the 2012 Pinot Noir from Arroyo Seco. I have to say that it went down very easily.
Rich in color and with a bold yet not overpowering flavor, it definitely was a palate pleaser. The winemaker’s notes state, “The nose is rich with dark spice, earthy notes, coffee bean and blackberry. Layers of dark plum, wet stone, cedar. An elegant Pinot Noir with all the hallmarks of the Arroyo Seco appellation.” I felt that between the blackberry and plum flavors, there was a hint of cherry. It was slightly tart but not in a make your mouth pucker sort of way. It was very smooth and enjoyable.
Through La Crema’s site, this bottle retails for $40, $32 as a wine club member, and as low as $29 on webwine.com.
We celebrated one of our first happy hours as new parents in our sunroom. My husband roasted garlic and we indulged in some Brie and crackers…he’s definitely a keeper!
For the roasted garlic, simply cut the top off the heads of the garlic, pour olive oil over it in aluminum foil and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.