Wine of the Week [April 29-May 5]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, threaten your friends with levels of torture that would make Guantanamo Bay detainees feel appreciative if they so much as think about not finishing the very generous pour of 1990 J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese that you had to sacrifice your moral integrity to get your hands on, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering two wines per week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m.

For this week, place of origin will be the focus of the two wines we will be showcasing.  With the only common denominator being the grape varietal used, we should get a pretty clear picture of how “Terroir,” or the various influences of the climate, geology, etc. of a place, affect the resulting wine.

Jelu’s Pinot Noir is an excellent example of a very “new world” influenced wine.  Loaded with ripe, dark cherries and plum flavors this red will drink well all by itself! $7/gls

Cornu’s Bourgogne Rouge is classic “old world” Pinot Noir.  Reserved fruit with more of an emphasis on non-fruit flavors like its mushroom tinged earthiness that works wonderfully with a beltie sandwich! $8/gls

See you Friday!