Good Morning Gentle Readers,
The B&G Bistro is yet another illustration of the TWC premise that price isn't always the best indicator of what to expect from a wine. At ten bucks US this is an excellent buy and is better.....stop me if you've heard this before.....than many Pinots costing twice as much.
As Pinot Noir goes, this one is pretty good, actually I'd say delightful. Much better than this one.
In France, the local bistro is where folks go to relax, socialize, drink wine and dine in a casual, friendly setting.
This Pinot Noir has all the right qualities of a good bistro wine: it is simple, delicious, fun to drink, and pairs well with lots of different foods and flavors.
Soft and round on the palate, this wine is chock full of ripe, wild berry flavors and aromas that culminate in a long, supple finish.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. Definite Strawberries on the back side as well.
We paired this wine with (gasp) crab cakes, Waldorf salad, medium rare filet mignon, and crusty bread with olive oil (seasoned with balsamic vinegar, rosemary, and roasted garlic).