Saturday, December 19, 2009

The McLean Pinot Express

I high-jacked these images from Jack Gabus. I have discovered that Jack had a fleeting relationship with Albert Lea, and more importantly, owns three McLean bicycles. Three! This little rig is being modified with a custom rack for his wife, or rather for his wife's wine.

The Pinot Noirs are tough grapes to grow. They like cool, foggy conditions, so they often don't fully ripen and they can be a little foxy. Oregon's Willamette Vally produces some of the best Pinots in the world, and also some that are simply dreadful. There are no passable cheap Pinot Noirs. You either pay up front or find a tolerable Malbec you can live with. I'm not familiar with the Sineann winery, but if someone is going to the trouble of building a special rack to tote them, we can safely assume they are pretty good wine.


Jonny Hamachi said...

Not only is that a Great Winery, but that bottle is from a Great Vineyard.

Although that bottle was in the Gift Pack from the winery.

Sineann Rules.

Jonny Hamachi said...

But I'd rather have the frame and rack than a palate of that.

Justine Valinotti said...

Is that what Chris at Velo Orange had in mind with his "Grand Cru" line of components?