I found myself in Cost Plus World Market looking for some spices for a recipe I wanted to try. Of course, I couldn’t help but wander through the wine section. I met a wine buyer who was very excited and couldn’t wait to tell me about a great, inexpensive Pinot Noir. She was almost giddy. As you can guess, I just had to have a bottle of the La Merika Pinot Noir she was so passionate about.
After having tasted this wine, I absolutely agreed with her and understood her excitement. It was divine. I went back and bought a few more bottles.
La Merika Pinot Noir
Then I started my research on this La Merika Pinot Noir for an article. I learned that La Merika is owned by Delicato Family Vineyards. I happen to also love the Delicato Merlot. Located in southern Monterey County, the Delicato Family Vineyards owns the nation’s (and perhaps the world’s) largest, most diverse, single vineyard property. They have an extensive list of labels that are all part of the Delicato Family Vineyard’s family of produced wines.
“The story of La Merika is based around an alleged voyage that Henry Sinclair made from Scotland to the now present day
America in the early 1400s, almost 100 years before Columbus made his voyage in 1492. Theorists speculate that Sinclair discovered a royal archive under the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, stating that Phoenicians from Tyre, voyaged to a western continent following a star called La Merika. According to some, the Knights of the Templars learned that in order to reach present-day America, they had to follow a star by the same name, which became the origin of the name America.”
The winery is located in the California Central Valley in the town of Manteca. Manteca is about an hour south of Sacramento. Their wine grapes are grown in the Central Coast Wine Region of California, an ideal place to grow wine grapes for their award winning wines.
In addition to this amazing La Merika Pinot Noir they also produce a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. You can be sure I will also be checking out both of these La Merika varietals.
This is what the winemaker has to say about their La Merika Pinot Noir:
“This Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of cloves, vanilla and red berries that are united by well-balanced flavors of cherries and jam. Enjoy this Pinot Noir with a lamb chili, spicy sausage penne pasta and Serra da Estrela cheese.”
You can find this treasure on Delicato Family Vineyards website, wine.com, totalwine.com, amazon.com, bevmo.com, Cost Plus World Market, and many other grocery stores or wine markets. Enjoy.
If you love a great Pinot Noir, then this La Merika Pinot Noir is a wine you should definitely try and soon. I really got into this wine and enjoyed it with a simple cheese and crackers plate. As it was with the adventurers when they happened upon America, so it was for me in the discovery of this fabulous wine.
If you enjoyed reading about La Merika Pinot Noir, check out Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2011, Woodbridge Moscato Wine 2012 and Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.