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Saturday, November 6, 2010

2006 Ceja Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast


Pondering when to drink the last bottle of wine purchased from my June trip to the beautiful wine country of California (which feels like a lifetime dear Napa and Sonoma), I could not think of a better pairing than pork medallions and pinot noir. The 2006 Ceja Vineyards Pinot Noir handcrafted in beautiful Carneros, was the perfect wine to serve. The berry flavor of the wine combined with the dried cherry pomegranate sauce over the pork was heaven.


In each bottle of Ceja wine, the fruit aroma is very intense and it's what I love about their wines. The 2006 Pinot Noir starts with the cola and the earthy raspberry aromas. Next I get a rich dark berry aroma and floral notes. Wonderful combinations of fruit and spice.

The wine in your mouth is elegent and rich. The flavors are very intense yet the wine so smooth. The raspberry and blackberry come right to the front as you first taste the wine and lingers long. Slight hint of dark cherry towards the middle of the taste. The spice while not overpowering compliments the fruit perfectly.

In talking with Amelia Ceja owner of Ceja Vineyards I asked her how she would describe the 06 Sonoma Coast wine. "Fresh and floral with hibiscus tea scents aromas. A savory medley of Jamaican tea, dried berry, herb and spice flavors."

My introduction and visit to Ceja Vineyards will always hold a special place in my heart. Trademark words the family lives by Vinum, Cantus, Amor......Wine, Song, Love. Found in each bottle of wine and any time you visit Amelia and her family. Stop by and visit their tasting room at 1248 First Street in Napa open daily at 11am.

Cheers
Dan

1 comment:

Ariel Ceja said...

Great post! The pork and Pinot pairing sounded heavenly! Thank you for enjoying our vinos!