Tiffany Mimosa

2018 Maple Springs Pinot Noir

It’s not often that I get to sample wines from different parts of the US besides the biggies of CA, WA, OR or my home state of MI. A good friend in Pennsylvania offered me a few select varietals from a vineyard Berks County in Eastern PA and came away surprised by the uniqueness of their wines. Their Pinot Noir offered up strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, cherry and light red currant fruit, with pekoe tea and the creaminess of a fresh baked mixed berry pie. At only 12.1% abv, it reminds me of a Red Burgundy without the minerality and mushroom funk. It’s not rich, it’s not plush, but it is a very pleasant quaff that is extremely food friendly. Well worth the effort to seek and explore.