Ex Nihilo Vineyard and Arrowleaf Cellars Fall Picking
It is not often that I will admit to any type of alcohol consumption in this blog but I have to share a short paragraph about two fines wines that we sampled this past week and also photos from both wineries.
Our good friend, Heather, who works at Ex Nihilo Vineyards came for dinner last week and brought a 2013 Pinot Noir for us to enjoy. We were all in awe over this wine. I won't pretend to be a wine connoisseur so will resort to quoting the label which states; "Lovely ripe cherry aromas are sprinkled with strawberry, violets and coffee. The satin pallet is well balanced with dark spice of the finish. After whole berry fermentation the wine was aged 9 months in a combination of French and American oak. The result is a wine with a gorgeous texture that will please the Pinot Noir enthusiast". Even the words sound nice as I type them here. Heather invited us to the Winery to take a few photos of the fall picking. She also suggested a quick stop at Arrowleaf Cellars. On the weekend we sampled a bottle of 2012 Pinot Noir from Arrowleaf. While this wine also surprised us in a positive way we preferred the Ex Nihilo Pinot Noir. So there you have it. I am now also a wine reviewer.