Californian Pinot can really stirrup one's emotions. There are some really good ones (Arcadian!); and then you have this kind that makes me wish I'd had a Palomino Sherry in my glass instead. But sometimes one needs to approach wines with equineimity.
For horse d'œuvres I had some lightly smoked common whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus) which isn't exactly Pinot food. But the mane course was something vaguely resembling bœuf bourguignon. It might seem a bit lame making such an unimaginative food for Pinot, but hay, it's tasty!
This wine, however, wasn't so great with the food - or on its own. But it wasn't the stuff that night-mares are made of. It just was a bit oaky and ripe and though I don't want to be a neigh-sayer it just isn't my preferred style. But if you mustang out with filly-stines who like big, bold, in-your-face wines, this isn't a bad choice for them.