Damn! Is it APRIL? Already? Thanks for posting, David.
Here's a surprisingly interesting Tasmanian Pinot that we opened the other night, a shipment from California Wine Club's International Selections. I like ...Pirie Tasmania South 2009 "South" Tasmania Pinot Noir
Dark purple with a clear garnet edge. Good black and red cherry aromas are joined by a hint of blackberries on the palate, very appealing balance of fresh but not overwhelming fruit with crisp and food-friendly acidity framed by soft tannins. Definitely a fruit-focused Pinot, but its cool weather origin keeps it from going down the blockbuster road, and that is a good thing. Stated alcohol content 13.5%. U.S. importer: American Estates Wines Inc., Philadelphia, for California Wine Club's International Selectionshttp://www.cawineclub.com/Pirie-Tasmani ... D1690.html
Food match: Szechwan shredded beef with carrots and celery.
Recipe: http://www.wineloverspage.com/wineadvis ... 1023.phtml
(I made it this time with plant-based Gardein "beefless tips".)