Our Favorite Reds for Spring
The Wine Cognoscenti Recommend
This is a tough one since "variety is the spice of life". I like to vary my wine selections, but as the seasons change from our bitterly cold Wisconsin Winter to Spring, I seem to open up a bit more lighter bodied Pinot Noirs. The winery I'm sure I will be opening a fair amount of this Spring is a newer one, Helioterra. Their owner/winemaker, Anne Ebenreiter Hubatch, is from here in Wisconsin.
Here is a note from a recent bottle.
The wine is a very light ruby red color. The very enticing nose has cherries, strawberries, baking spices, some earthiness, and a nice herbal note. This has light to medium body, great acidity, and some subtle tannins. On the palate there is a very nice balance between the fruit and spice with the herbal note coming in late. The finish has nice length and again shows very nice balance. This isn't a big, ultra ripe, highly extracted Pinot, this is much more feminine and nuanced. This is tasting very nice but is still on the young side. (92 pts)