Oak Ridge Winery “ORW” * Old Soul Pinot Noir * 2014

Old Soul

Do you consider yourself an Old Soul? The Old soul doesn’t see the purpose of pursuing things that can be easily taken away from them. Old souls have little time and interest for the short-lived things in life, as they bring little meaning or long lasting fulfillment for them.

Available at:   HyVee
By the bottle:    $10.99
Pairs well with: Grilled Salmon and Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing.
Winery Web Page: http://www.oakridgewinery.com/our-wines/old-soul/

I grew up in a small 2 bedroom home with a family of 5.  We struggled to make ends meet. In my late 20’s and early 30’s I met a wealthy man who showered me with gifts, jewelry, travel & a huge home on the lake and a vacation home on the golf course, every girl’s dream. Rarely do old souls get lost in such superficial details, but for a few years I did. I was living the dream of what I thought was happiness.

During that period of my life, there was something always missing. Was it family? True love? Wealth, status, fame, did nothing for me. It appears I have an old soul. The smaller things in life are what was important to me.

Old souls have the tendency to look at life from a bird’s eye view, seeing the most wise and meaningful way to approach life. We recently purchased a new home and passed on buying a large home. Instead we bought an affordable home in the neighborhood where I grew up, close to where my family was still living.

Sitting in our new “older” home we opened a bottle of this Old Soul Pinot Noir.  This Pinot is excellent, a smooth wine that expresses big fruit and ample richness. The nose pops with lots of floral tones, cherry, raspberry and hints of blackberry. The blackberry notes, from the blended Zinfandel, gives this wine its distinct Lodi character.  The palate is soft and round, with good weight for the varietal, yet still maintains the gentle acidity in the mid-palate that is distinctively Pinot. Excellent wine for the value. I would never have guessed it being a $10.99 bottle!

Drink up and cheers to life!! To all my family and friends, I wouldn’t want life any other way.



Staff Writer

Oak Ridge Winery “ORW” * Old Soul Pinot Noir * 2014

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