windyoaks.jpgWe discovered a great way to have our Pinot and drink it too, so to speak. These half-bottles of Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains 2007, are available at New Leaf for a mere $18.99.  You can enjoy the complex licorice and black cherry spice of winemaker Jim Schultze’s elegant creation for significantly less than the larger, full size bottle. Although, let’s face it, in the case of elegant Pinot Noir, more is always better.

Check out the glass-to-bottle ratio in this image. Rather Alice in Wonderland, no? We enjoyed a demi-bouteille recently with a dinner of homemade chile verde. Sensational combination.