Serve with Turkey

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.

Here in Wannabe Wino world we are making as much use of the waning nice days that we can and continue to grill out almost every night. One of my favorite things to do on the grill is an eye of the round roast, which I love with Pinot Noir.  So I descended into the basement and picked the 2009 Davis Bynum Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley to pair with the roast.  It has a real cork closure, clocks in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for $30. Somehow I misplaced the photo for this bottle.   Thanks to Rodney Strong for the image.

Four takeaways from this wine:

1.) The Davis Bynum Pinot Noir is my first Thanksgiving wine recommendation for the season.

2.) From year to year this is a good buy for Pinot.

3.) I would think this retailed for a lot more than it does.

4.) It also went very well with the eye of the round roast we served it with.

On the nose I got pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking spices, smoke, cherry, black cherry, and black raspberry.  In the mouth I found tart black cherry, earth, smoke, black ripe fruit, leather, and slight oak. Overall the wine had nice acidity and good structure.