Wine Wednesday: Haden Fig Pinot Noir 2012 ($49)

2012 Haden Fig Pinot Noir - thergape.com

This Week In Red Wine: Haden Fig Pinot Noir 2012 ($49)

“[The 2012 Haden Fig Pinot Noir] shows presence and depth, with a sharp, tangy edge to the blackberry and black cherry flavors, picking up steely and minerally notes as the finish lingers.” –HS

 

Wine Ratings & Awards:

Wine Spectator – 91 Points – 2014

THEGRAPE Certified – Gold Medal – 2014

Best Wines Under $50 – 2014

Best Red Wines of the Year – 2014

 

Wine Review

The philosophy behind Haden Fig Wines is simple: “[A] belief that the best wine begins with the best fruit. From the best place. Organic. Biodynamic. Sustainable. Native. Haden Fig is a product of this approach. To express the site upon which they were grown and reflect the season in which they were grown. Complex and balanced wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley.” And this is exactly what we can expect to taste in their wines.

The highly acclaimed, 2012 Haden Fig Pinot Noir showcases a beautiful opulent red color. While on the nose, dark fruits and fresh forest floor stir from the glass. Enjoy harmonious flavors of black cherry, creamy blackberry, and firm chewy tannins.

Drink this delicious Pinot Noir now or store till 2020. We recommend pairing this beautiful Pinot Noir with a bistro roast chicken, or TheGrape’s Cuban lamb shanks. Try the Nasi goring (a.k.a. “fried rice”) with smoked mackerel or a delicious bowl of green lentil curry.

 

Wine Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon

Wine Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir         

Style: Medium-bodied, Layered & Clean

Drinks Like: EnRoute Les Pommiers Pinot Noir 2012 ($66), Williams Selyem Pinot Noir 2012 ($80)

 

Food & Wine Pairings: Cuban Lamb Shanks – Click To View Recipe

Cuban Lamb Shanks and Cubanisimo Pinot Noir - Red Wine - THEGRAPE

Also try these recipes: Bistro Roast ChickenNasi Goreng with Smoked Mackerel & Green-Lentil Curry

We hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s wine review. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Gold wine recommendation but we’re excited for you to try the food and wine recipe & Pinot Noir wine pairing! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday and Food & Wine Friday. Cheers!

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Summary

The 2012 Haden Fig Pinot Noir is a Pinot that will definitely blow your mind. Don’t be surprised if it quickly becomes one of your favorites and surpasses the love for other Pinots you’ve sampled. Immerse your senses in plush dark berry aromas offset by soft traces of herbs and floral notes. The delicious symmetry of blackberry, cherry, and lively raspberry are deeply profound, followed by hints of cinnamon bark. Enjoy mouthwatering acidity and chewy tannins. This Grape Certified Gold wine has us looking forward to more wines from Haden Fig!

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