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happy national pig day!

Yes, March 1 is National Pig Day. You’ve got your pork, you’ve got your bacon, and then you’ve got more bacon! But what wine should should you pig out on? Pinot Noir is a perfect piggy pair.

Here are a few killer ones I’ve had lately, with budgets based on how much of a pig you are:

lean pork chop

Duckhorn Decoy Anderson Valley 2009, $20 – Pretty light. Combo of bing cherries and a little mushroom.decoy pinot noir

bring on the bacon

Anaba, Sonoma Coast 2009, $32 – Sooo smooth. Ripe cherry, some raspberry, and a little oak makes it go down a little too easy. Loved it.anaba pinot noir

getting gluttonous

Sanford Santa Rita Hills 2009, $42 – Sanford was featured in Sideways, when Miles teaches Jack how to properly taste wine in the tasting room. (If you feel like you’ve heard about that before it’s because I also put it in my Marie Claire Oscar story – yeah, I double dipped but I like this puppy!) Really good cherry and earth – got better by the hour…sanford pinot noir

go hog wild

La Follette, Manchester Ridge Vineyard, Mendocino Ridge, 2009, $50 – Sort of obsessed with this! One of those bottles I was sorry I was sharing. Wanted to just sip and sit and think and smile. The smell alone was insane – I could’ve just sat and sniffed all night, but luckily I didn’t because the taste was equally amazeballs. Really incredible black cherry and rose petal, all very lush. I also love the label: the illustration’s from an 1847 rare first edition French manual on viticulture, but they changed the tool the original pic had into the magic wand “to communicate the mystical, almost alchemic relationship between winemaker and the vines.” Love it all.

la follette pinot noir

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