Blog Birthday & Oscars Celebrations

Several months ago, five ladies in my building and I decided to gather once a month in our community lounge to share a wine, food, and each other’s company.  We each bring a bottle and something to snack on, and we generally sit and talk for hours. February’s gathering was last Sunday night so that we could watch the Academy Awards. When I realized the event would coincide with A Glass After Work’s second birthday, I knew what wine I would have to bring with me.

2008 Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Pinot Noir

Long time readers may recall that my first wine post, as well as my blog’s first birthday post, were both about the Francis Ford Coppola Winery 2006 Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon.  Therefore, what better contribution to Oscar night than a Coppola wine?  Unfortunately, finding the 2006 Cab proved difficult, so I settled on a Director’s Cut Pinot Noir.

The 2008 Director’s Cut Pinot Noir (winery, snooth) had a deep ruby color.  On the nose, there were cherries, cranberries, and pomegranates followed by a hint of strawberries, tealeaves, and a cigar box.  In the mouth, there were cherries, pomegranates, and rose petals followed by a hint of cloves and tealeaves.  The wine had low tannins, medium acidity, and medium body.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. At $22, this wine was the perfect way to celebrate two years of blogging and a great addition to the Oscar party.  It was smooth enough to be enjoyed by the women who like lighter wines, but still had enough complexity for the more intense red wine drinkers.  I particularly enjoyed the wine when paired with a blood orange frosted chocolate cupcake.  All in all, it was a fun Oscar party, with a lot of good wine and fabulous company.

It’s also been a wonderful two years of blogging.  Thank you reading and commenting!  I look forward to what the next year has in store for us.



Price: $22
Purchased at Harris Teeter
Overall: 3.5 Corks


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