Thursday, January 21, 2010
Code Noir Tasting
Location: Von 3 Bleecker, NYC
Date: January 11, 2010
On this brisk evening, I made my way downtown to the Code Noir tasting at Von's. I walked downstairs to their dimly lit lounge area. I was greeted by my friend Abigail and she introduced me to Peter Jamros of Regal Wine Imports. We chatted alittle and then I walked over to the wine maker, Andre Mack(in photo).
Mack is also the producer of Mouton Noir wines and has now created this lovely Merlot called, Code Noir. I think this was my first time sampling a red wine from the state of Washington and I really liked the espresso and tobacco on the nose, along with a bit of plum and cherry on my palate.
Info on product:
Petit Verdot 12%
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Case production: 2500
Hand harvested grapes, fermented for 10 days, aged for 12 months in 10% french oak and neutral barrels.
Me and Abigail headed home after the event and I walked away with a great sense of pride for this American red wine. Mack produced a superb Merlot that isn't too dry for my taste. I will go and get me a few bottles in the near future, maybe you should too!
Photo credit: Moutonnoirwines.net
Product info: Code Noir