Barefoot Pinot Noir wine is all about the S's: silky, smooth, and spicy! Dark cherry and wild raspberry get their groove on next to a brown spice aroma in our California Pinot Noir.
Now you may be wondering what does brown spice smell like or how can a wine be silky and spicy?!
Lets break it down to science. In order to taste, your nose receptors are the ones in charge. I'm going to get technical but it will help you understand how you taste the wine. Not only is it cool to learn fun facts about wine, it will help you become more knowledgeable of the tastes you taste correlating with what you smell.
There are several different smell chemical compound categories.
Of course when you're tasting a chardonnay, you're not going to say, "Mmmm I can really taste those terpenes," but rather communicate that those tangy notes are really coming through right when it touches your taste buds.
Not only does this help communicate, it also helps you get familiar with tastes and smells. It's all about being able to identify the flavors and aromas and trust me, this takes time. I determine if I like a wine if it tastes good or not. Not by breaking it down to what aromas and flavors my taste buds prefer. In order to make your taste buds stronger get your nose involved. Go to your local grocery store and and take a minute to stop and smell the roses. No, seriously. Go and grab that green bell pepper and take a nice big whiff. This will help your taste buds and smell identification to get stronger. It's not going to happen over night so keep on keeping on.
PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THERE ARE RED GRAPES AND THERE ARE WHITE GRAPES. EACH VARIETY OF GRAPE MAKES UP IT'S OWN WINE! HERE ARE A LIST OF COMMONLY KNOWN GRAPES. STAY TUNED FOR AN UPDATED LIST FOR WHEN I GO ABROAD!
PINOT NIOR-[PEE-NOH NWAHR]
CABERNET SAUVIGNON-[KA-BEHR-NAY SOH-VEE-NYAWN)]
PINOT GRIGIO-[PEE-NOH GREE-ZO]
SAUVIGNON BLANC-[SOH-VEE-NYAWN BLAHNGK]
*SORRY FELLOW WANNABE WINOS, I'LL BE BACK AFTER THIS TASTE TEST. WISH ME LUCK!