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Otter Cove's Oh Pinot Noir - 2 Pack

Ready For The World

You get one bottle for the geese, and one for the gander. Oh Pinot.

If you’re after depth and character, you either want a good book or an Otter Cover Pinot Noir. And if you’re drinking books… well, you’re probably pretty tough, so we’re not going to pick a fight or anything. But maybe, you know, consider trying one of these two bottles of wine. If nothing else, they’ll fit better in a glass.

There’s also the flavor to consider as well. A book is going to taste like pulp and ink, with some hints of cardboard and glue. But the 2006 Oh Pinot Noir comes from the Balo Vineyards and boasts a dark, rich color with tastes of cherries, blackberries, preserve-like fruit flavors and a long velvety finish that will work well over fine meats and chocolates. And the 2007 Oh Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands, with its bold nose and flavors of chocolate, cherry and raspberry is perfect for lamb, salmon, chicken or steak… even dark chocolate truffles! What book can boast any of that?

There’s a place for great literature, but… well, again, we’re not trying to cause trouble, but… this two pack of Otter Cove’s Oh Pinot Noir isn’t going to cause paper cuts on your tongue. And isn’t that what you want most of all in a wine?

2006 Oh Pinot Noir, Balo Vineyards: 

  • Alcohol:  14.3%
  • Appellation:  Anderson Valley
  • Bottling Date:  September 15, 2007
  • Months in Barrel: 12
  • Release Date: December 01, 2008
  • Special Designation:  Balo Vineyards
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir

This is a Pinot Noir with more depth and character.  You'll get darker rich color, cherries, black berries, almost a preserve quality of cherries, with a nice long silky velvety finish.  This will pair nicely with finer meats like filet mignon, Kobe beef, rack of lamb, New York strip, wild mushrooms, and chocolates.  It has enough tannin structure to age for five to 10 years.

2007 Oh Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands: 

  • Alcohol:  14.1%
  • Appellation:  Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Bottling Date: August 2008
  • Months in Barrel: 11
  • Release Date: August 2010
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

This is a blend of two vineyards from the Santa Lucia Highlands.  However, it is 100% Pinot Noir.  Aged in French oak with 50% of them being new.  Nice nose with bold cherries, raspberries, chocolate, and a silky finish.  Once you have a sip, you won't want to put it down.  This will pair nicely with lamb, salmon, steaks, chicken, and even with desserts.

Rules and restrictions:

  • Wine sold by winery (or a retailer in your state where necessary)
  • You must be 21 or older to order
  • Whoever receives the package must be 21 or older
  • If you're drunk when the package shows up, you will not be allowed to receive it
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