I don’t typically pick a wine by the label, but sometimes I pick one by the screw cap! I was traveling, and needed a bottle that could be opened without a corkscrew, because I didn’t happen to have one in my suitcase, and who wants to buy another cheap corkscrew to add to the collection at home?
So, anywhoo, the 2013 Liberated Pinot Noir from Monterey, California comes with three different choices of cool labels. The store I purchased it at had two of the options, but I liked the Urban Dweller girl label better. It’s so cool!
The wine itself is decent, with a medium body and flavors of ripe cherry, blackberry and a hint of tobacco. The Liberated Wine Company clearly puts more stock in the curb appeal of the bottle, rather than the wine itself though, as their website merely has a whimsical description rather than information about the wine.
“URBAN DWELLER – I’ve rarely met the company of a nook whose cranny wasn’t just as welcome! It’s the beauty of being a tourist in your own town, where there are hundreds of sights you’ve crossed a thousand times, and yet somehow, never seen before. Take nothing away from travel, but no one needs to leave the city limits to broaden their horizons. All it takes is a curious mind and a set of eyes—so open yours to the wonders of everyday life. Isn’t it about time we liberated our idea of what “local” means?”
At $13.50 for the bottle, when Pinot can often be much more expensive, it is certainly a bottle worth trying out!