Scott Paul 2010 La Paulée Pinot Noir

I will tell you up front that Pinot Noirs are a bit hit and miss with me. I realize that I live in an area that produces a number of renowned wines of this variety, but it’s not often that I find one that I like. But a few weeks ago I bumped into Martha Wright, co-proprietor of Scott Paul Wines, at my local New Seasons and my world changed.

Martha was tasting a white Burgundy (Chardonnay) and a red Burgundy (Pinot Noir) that she and her husband import, as well as their own 2010 La Paulée Pinot Noir. The Burgundys were just okay for me, but their Pinot Noir was a true revelation.

The 2010 La Paulée is robustly structured with rich notes of bright cherries and earthy spices, and a very subtle undertone of dark berries and florals. It has a lingering, silky finish as well that left me craving more. I immediately knew that it would pair perfectly with the herb-infused recipe for Tarragon Chicken Pot Pie Soup that I was working on.

Scott Paul 2010 La Paulée Pinot Noir

I snapped up a bottle right away. I must admit that at a retail price of $32 it was a bit above my range for an everyday drinking wine, but that’s how good this wine is. I knew I had to have a bottle. In fact, I’ve since picked up another bottle to cellar for a special occasion or perhaps the upcoming holidays. I’m already dreaming up a rich holiday dinner to pair the La Paulée with.

Get the recipe for my Tarragon Chicken Pot Pie Soup here.

Find Scott Paul wines here.

As with any part of a healthy lifestyle, always enjoy alcohol in moderation.

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Colleen Fields is a food enthusiast and healthy lifestyle convert who has married these two interests to create delicious dishes that lead to long term weight loss success. As a single, working mom, Colleen struggled with her weight for years and tried every diet out there without success. When she began her weight loss journey, she realized that her cooking style needed to change. However, Colleen recognized that the only “healthy” cookbooks and television shows available focused on deprivational diets rather than behavioral changes that lead to long term weight loss success. As a result, she began experimenting and creating her own dishes. By eating smarter and moving more, Colleen took back her life and has lost over 100 pounds, going from a size 26W to a size 12, and maintains her weight today. Through her food blog, www.colleens-kitchen.com, and cookbooks Colleen hopes to share her success with others struggling with obesity and demonstrate that a healthy lifestyle is not only obtainable, but it is also sustainable. Follow Colleen on Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.

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