A Lovely Bunch of Pinot noir Grapes
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I have to even think about that one, but I’d say a Pinot Noir/Burgundy.

My mother’s maiden name was Bernier, rhymes with Viognier, so it has to be a French representation. I lived on the east coast for most of my life, so I know I’ll never be a true Californian. I like the heat and drying out, as well as all this sunshine, but I’m not from here. I’m a transplant. I guess I’m more Euro centric than seismic.

I like a Burgundy’s color… It’s not a white wine, and although there are some pretty complex white wines, I know I’ve been through much more maceration in my life than a white wine ever encounters.

And yet, a really great Pinot is not so over the top red with color. I don’t believe that I have that many tannins, so I’ve got to go a bit lighter with a Pinot. I love how a great Pinot is soft and round… Maybe it’s the age I’ve developed that has me wanting to be kinder and gentler with all that I do. I prefer to be in balance, and not swinging with too much acidity, pH, or alcohol.

So, back to my original question, “If you were a wine, which one would you be?” You don’t have to leave an explanation, if you don’t want to. You’re in a reading mode, perhaps not a writing one. I’d really love to know, though, which variety, because I’m really curious to know which types of wine grapes are reading this blog. It will make my weekend more interesting.