Bacon + Pinot Noir

*Disclaimer: I didn’t pay for this wine. It was a freebie given to me at the Wine Blogger Conference.

= heaven in a glass. We’ve been trying to expand our culinary repertoire here at la casa de Wannabe Wino lately and to do so we’ve been using this cookbook I snagged years ago called “A Treasure Trove of Great Recipes” when I saw it mentioned in the NYT. Every Sunday (give or take) we pick a recipe and give it a whirl. Some are winners, others, not so much, but mainly because they say things such as “Use duck bone crusher machine.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a duck bone crusher machine handy. Anywho, recently we tried Roast Chicken with bacon and bread sauce. What better than a Pinot Noir to accompany our chicken? I plucked the 2007 Cuvaison Pinot Noir from the basement. It clocked in at 14% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and retails for around $28.

On the nose I got spice, herbs, strawberry, cherry, black cherry, pie, and red currants. In the mouth I found strawberry, cherry, red fruit, spice, raspberry, and a hint of earth. Overall the wine showed tart fruit,  had great acidity and a long finish. My notes say “this was fantabulous with our roasted chicken/bacon.”


4 Responses

  1. What no duck bone crushing machine? Thought everyone had one 🙂
    Cuvaison offers a true gem in wine with their Pinot Noir and never dissapoints.


  2. LOVE Pinot and Bacon. They were made for each other (in my humble opinion!)


  3. Good to see your review as I have this in my wine rack. I paid $21.99 at Bev Mo , but with shipping it would be closer to $25. Sounds like a good match-up with the chicken.

  4. This is an amazing wine. 2007 is the vintage of the decade for Cali Pinots in my opinion…

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