In February I wrote about wine and coffee. I’m intrigued when you take two seemingly disparate things that when taken alone are good but when combined together become better. Like yin and yang, Sonny and Cher and tea and sympathy. So when I read about a wine that tastes like coffee, I took note and sure enough it was a Jack Johnson better together moment.
Since then I found another wine, a 2008 Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley thought enough of to be given 90 points by the Wine Spectator and considered to be a Smart Buy by the Pinot Report. Produced by California wine maker Jim McMahon of Athair Winery, it has been described as “rich, extracted, full-bodied . . . exhibiting lots of complex plum, dark berry, mineral and cedar notes, with hints of herb in the mix ending with a nutmeg–espresso edge”. Pour me a cup, oops no I mean a glass.