My father began teaching me about wine when I was six years old. Every night, we'd walk down to his cellar and choose a bottle that would pair well with whatever my mother was cooking. Today, I write about food and wine, and teach others how to better appreciate whatever is in their glass.
Ultimately, we all drink the wines we love and eat great food for the same reason: We want to make our lives a bit more pleasurable. And the goal of my writing and teaching is to help you accomplish just that. After all, a more pleasurable life is something we all deserve.
Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2002
The beautiful brown-amber color is the first thing that hits you, but the aromas are what you’ll remember. Lots of red berry, fig, and moist earth fill out the nose, and the taste is all burnt sugar, caramel, and figs. There’s even a bit of hazelnut and black cherry in there. Lovely.