WINE OF THE WEEK: 2010 Talbott Pinot Noir 'Sleepy Hollow Vineyard'; from California's Santa Lucia Highlands; costs $30 to $40; serve with roast duck, goulash, pot roast.
This is an alluring pinot noir from Talbott Vineyards' "Sleepy Hollow Vineyard" in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The fruit is dark and sweet, with a perfume of wild strawberries and black cherries. The 2010 Pinot has beautiful balance and texture. It's a wonderful match with bold flavors — roast duck, pork vindaloo or Hungarian goulash.