Finally Friday Wine Pairing – Doesn’t it seem like great friends make the wine taste better? Catching up with a couple we haven’t seen in a while we enjoyed this Metz Road Mesa del Rio Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013. Pale translucent plum color. Nose of cedar shavings and faint cranberry. Flavors are similar; muted cranberry & tart cherry. Medium tannins & a nice warming finish. The wine is elegant and restrained. Paired well with the slow roasted brisket and scalloped potatoes. I give it 89 points IMHO.