Brady Posted November 27, 2006 Share Posted November 27, 2006 >>> Warning! Wine snob rant ahead <<< Ok, so I enjoyed the movie Sideways ... but I hate that damn movie and the Pinot craze it started. Guess what ... I don't give a $#!% about your damn Cheap, thin, young, sweet Pinot. I'm a snob and I like my Pinot Noir to be a bloody Pinot. I don't want a Pinot that tastes like a Cab or a Merlot, I just want a damn Cab or Merlot!!!! There's a new wine shop less than a block from my apartment that opened a month ago. I finally decided to check it out on Wednesday night and I just looked around and checked what they had for a beer selection. While checking out, they suggested I taste some of the wines they were demo-ing in back. Sounds fine. So I described what kind of Pinot I like ... a full, aged, soft Pinot Noir, and not one of the newer young, thin, sweet Pinots so common now with the damn Sideways craze. She assures me I'm going to like it ... That wench served me some Australian 2005 Pinot that had been sweetened and watered down and tasted nothing like Pinot. She says "don't you think someone who likes a Cab would like this?" I wanted to spit the wine back in her face, but I pressed on after expressing my lack of enthusiasm for this wine. On to the next ... a 2003 all organic something Pinot ... this was better ... but still just ok. Then she shows me a Rancho Zabaco from the Russian River Valley ... which was good, but for 3 times the price, I couldn't taste how it was any better than the standard "California" variety of Rancho Zabaco. She suggests some more wines and I take it with a grain of salt ... I go back Last night ... same chick offers to help me (but she remembered my name, so the personal touch of service is appreciated). She asks what I'm looking for and again starts into "well, this pinot is really nice if you like a really mellow merlot, and this pinot is nice if you like something a little spicier with more 'zing' like a Zinfandel." So to the woman at the wine store and to the creators of Sideways ... $#*& You and your damn Pinot hard-on. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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