A beautiful Saturday was spent by me at Cellar on Greene, with the doors wide open and my favorite Pandora stations on rotation all afternoon. No wine sale today, so it was a fairly quiet day. So what made it even better? Ricky showed up at 5:00 with an open bottle of the 2008 Migration Pinot Noir, which MIGRATED (get it??!) all the way from Solstice to Five Points just to see me!
Actually, there was a wine sale this morning at Solstice, which is why this open bottle of Migration arrived at my doorstep. I got lucky and scored some leftovers! Anyway, this is a nice little treat for a warm Saturday afternoon. For anyone that doesn’t know, this is a second label to the celebrated winery Goldeneye, and since I can remember we have sold the bejeezus out of every vintage! This wine is perfect for that person you know that just LOVES Pinot Noir. Which is a lotta people. I guess that’s sort of an obvious statement on my part, but it’s true. I personally go through wine “phases” as I know many of you probably do. Can’t you think of one friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, granny, who-ever that is in that phase where they feel like they’re the ONLY ones in the world who know about how awesome Pinot Noir is?? It’s like when you rediscover an old band and go around for days (weeks, even) convinced that you’re the only person on the planet who TRULY appreciates it. Well, I’m sure their birthday is probably coming right up, isn’t it? They would love this. It’s a special bottle, but it won’t break the bank at $28.
Moving on to the most important part- TASTE! It’s a delightfully smokey little pinot, with fabulous notes of roasted herbs, mushrooms, violets, cherry cola, and a juicy backbone of red fruits. It’s classy without being overbearing. It has a nice “bang” of lush aroma, but not in a “I’m trying to be a Syrah” sort of way. It’s firm in it’s identity as a Pinot Noir. Which reminds me- here’s a hilarious “Dear Pinot Noir” letter, which might only be funny in a wine-nerdy sort of way, but I think it’s fantastic. Go figure.
I’m off to Vegas next week to drink wine for four days straight! Follw me on twitter @winesnobsc and I’ll be posting whatever I’m drinking. Not because I’m such a social media whore, but it’s probably the only way I’ll have a chance of remembering what the heck I drank while I was there. Stop in to Cellar on Greene to grab a bottle of Migration! Or email us an order at firstname.lastname@example.org! If you mention that you read about it on The Wine Snob, you can have it for $26 a bottle, how’s that? Sounds good. Happy drinking!