Here’s a nice wine from our sponsor Wine Library. It is a California Pinot Noir, the 2009 Loring Keefer, with very high alcohol, strong dark fruit, and nice aging potential. I generally prefer the Burgundian style of Pinot Noir, which is lighter, less alcoholic, and arguably more complex. But with the right meal, an intense California Pinot is a beautiful thing. I generally like to make a simple dinner and let the wine speak for itself. So for this wine, I would enjoy a simple grilled steak that has been rubbed in salt for about an hour (you brush this off before you grill it). Or you could do a classic roast chicken, also rubbed in salt for an hour or more. Roast some parsnips and apple, make some No-Knead bread, and you have yourself a delicious meal.