Happy Wine Wednesday! Today’s wine is a Pinot Noir by Alit wine, which originates from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. I brought a bottle of this tasty vino to a dinner party that Helena hosted a couple Friday nights ago and it was a big hit…
We first sipped it with cheese and crackers and then moved onto our main course of butternut squash with wild rice and pomegranate seeds, and a simple kale salad with a killer homemade dressing. The wine complemented everything so nicely and has just the right amount of radiant red fruit combined with touches of cinnamon-and-clove spiciness.
A little bit about the wine: The grapes are farmed organically in volcanic soil that’s more than 14 million years old and are picked ripe — stems and all. The all-natural result is smooth as velvet – almost dangerously good and easy to drink – and is just right for holiday meals or quiet winter nights curled up on the couch with a good movie.
A little but about the winemaker: Mark Tarlov, who is the founder, has been making wine for more than a decade. Before Alit, he founded award-winning wineries Evening Land and Chapter 24. His goal is to make world class wine at an affordable price and this wine will be sold at 50 – 70% less than all its competitors. To learn even more, here is a great article that Mark wrote about Alit and his vision.Have you guys ever experienced The Doughnut Project’s “The Everything Doughnut?” I am not a huge sweets person, but man, this treat is out of this world.
Giving Helena’s dog, Mika a smooch. :)
If you are interested in ordering it, click here to purchase.