Friday, February 24, 2012

Kathy's Wine Blog and Lindeman's Bin 99 Pinot Noir 2011

I am posting in the Spring of 2012, having tasted the Lindeman's Bin 99 Pinot Noir 2011 at a local Texas Political Fund Raiser... it is a consistant Pinot Noir and I can buy it at the local grocery store for less than $5. The Australian Dollar is DOWN so this wine hits our shore at a great price. Try it! But open it early for a dinner party: Open one bottle for each two guests, before they arrive....

This year - 2012 - I am going to promote other wine Blogs for each wine that I taste this year.
For Lindeman's Bin 99 Pinot Noir... I am offering Wine! by Kathy for you to read.

I wouldn't cry over spilled milk but I would quite possibly shed a tear if I spilled my wine -

This is... online journal chronicling the wines I've tried, which serves a dual purpose. First, to avoid being condemned to repeat the past, and second, to aid me in my search for my own personal Holy Grail (which would, of course, be filled with The Perfect Wine). I prefer reds, but I will try anything once! And then make fun of it here.

Thursday, September 3, 2009
Lindemans Bin 99 Pinot Noir 2008 Australia

I was pleased to find that my local Party Factory carries Lindemans. I had enjoyed their Chardonnay that Carole gave me, and I was tempted to buy the same again but at this point am more interested in tasting what I haven't tried before, so I got their Pinot Noir instead.

This is a very pleasant wine, slightly sweet with a spicy finish. The bottle describes it as "juicy raspberry flavours with a soft finish" and the Lindemans web site says it has "sweet strawberry and spice flavours." I'm really not very good at distinguishing the flavors of specific fruits in a wine, but when I smell this wine I would lean more towards calling it a tart raspberry than a sweet strawberry, mixed in with almost a tea scent. You know, what it really smells like to me is Raspberry Zinger tea! And no, in case you were wondering, I am not in the habit of spiking my tea. But maybe I should be. It would certainly make for more interesting mornings.

Extra note: My second glass seemed to smell more like coffee or chocolate. (Not more like coffee or chocolate than like wine, but more like coffee or chocolate than like Raspberry Zinger tea). Not that this is a bad thing. There are certainly worse odors.

PS: Kathy likes Reds like I do, and she has reviewed Pinots in my budget range this year.

Kathy is a Wino: Wine! :Battle of the Pinot Noirs!

It's about time I posted on my wine blog again!
I've had a trio of bottles waiting on me to do a tasting flight.
It's been so long since I bought them that I somehow started thinking they were Rieslings, but NO--they're all Pinot noir! How could I have made them wait so long?
Of these three bottles, we're covering three different years and three different countries.