Aberrant Cellars Confero

17505276-_sy540_Aberrant Cellars Confero
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley
Year: 2012
Price: ~$25.99

From the producer: “Confero {to bring together} is, and will always be, the practice of bringing distinct vineyards and clones of Pinot Noir together from differing sub-regions within the Willamette valley. From this ideal, we are able to capture unique strengths of each parcel and adjoin them with qualities of other individual sites, thus enhancing the overall complexity and depth a given vintage can provide.”

It’s a Thursday and my only plan tonight was to pick up a bottle on the way home from work. I definitely didn’t have a plan as to what wine I wanted to drink. I knew that I would beat my boyfriend home and that we might be making dinner. This little window of time allow me to get a head start on kicking my feet up and uncorking the bottle. Nights like these are a perfect opportunity to unwind and set the tone for whatever the weekend may bring.

When I think of comfort, I think of domestic Pinot Noirs. Why? They’re usually uncomplicated and, sometimes, surprisingly delightful. Particularly, from the Pacific Northwest. I just haven’t had a bad experience with one yet. So, I knew where I was headed in the store. The 2012 Confero caught my eye because of the heavy Old English script and the little illustration of the gargoyle-looking creature.

Fluff: Bright red in color. Heavily perfumed bouquet of red berries, incense and fresh rose, with subtle smoke and mineral nuances. Juicy and precise to taste – offering tangy redcurrant and raspberry flavors that become sweeter with air.  Smooth, seamless and refreshingly bitter on the finish, leaving behind notes of candied plum and cherry pit.

Honest-to-goodness: Its a perfect bottle to open in the evening when you are waiting patiently for your significant other to arrive home. Without an ETA. Especially when you neither of you has decided whats for dinner. The light and easy drinking qualities allow the opportunity to drink the entire bottle yourself without ruining your appetite!

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