2011 Lyric Pinot Noir

Next up is a 2011 Lyric pinot noir from Santa Barbara.  It ran me $19 from invino.com.

As I said last time, maybe pinot is finally growing on me, but I liked this one too and finished most of it the first night.  I used some of it to cook some corned beef for St Patrick's Day (forgetting that it was $19 ...).

I caught notes of what I thought were violets when I poured the first glass.  In terms of drinkability, no special subtlety of flavor, but it hangs together well.

In general a nice wine, and I'm betting it would pair great with grilled chops.