Review: 2008 The Seeker Pinot Noir

Whining Down:

“What is wrong with me?” Right around this time of year, I’m convinced I have some sort of internal disturbance that is causing me insane sleepiness, hellacious mood swings, a propensity for boring and bland (think plain chicken), an abnormal sweatpants fetish, and an extreme aversion to all things peppy. My poor husband has said, “Dude….what’s going on with you” more times than I’d like to admit, and then I am left feeling like a complete jerk on top of it all. Over a few glasses of Pinot Noir, while I sat in my sweats, I got slapped in the face with perspective. We get a whole extra day this month! There are never any guarantees that I’ll get another sunrise, so, wouldn’t it make sense to take a few leaps and quit being so….chicken?!

Wine can be like that toy Magic 8 ball sometimes, and when I need to quiet my mind and realign my perspective, I’m usually half a glass in. I decided to take some leaps and face a few fears and quit being so damn chicken. Maybe not absolutely every day, but once a week at a minimum. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” I am certain she wasn’t strapped to a parachute when those words were spoken, so I don’t plan to get buried alive or anything. But make that phone call I’ve been dreading, clean out that cabinet, cook that meal that intimidates me, sign up for that race I’ve never done…hell yes! So since I am stepping outside the coop, I wanted a wine that would pair well with leaps…er, heaps… of the yummy eggplant parm recipe I’ve been afraid to attempt. The 2008 Pinot Noir from “The Seeker” seemed appropriate.

The-Seeker-Pinot-Noir-2008.b_f_1.wine_5268538_fullVineyard:  Auvergne, France
Year: 2008                 

Alc: 12.5%
Price: $13.99 USD!

According to their website, “To seek you need not find, for finding is the end of the journey. The heart of any adventure is the time spent in the search”. Cheers to that!

The gentleman manning the antiquated flying contraption, as depicted on the label, brought to mind an incredible leap of faith that translates conception into action. That homie was no chicken.

See Jane see: The color is a light, muted red.

See Jane Swirl: Moderate legs with staying power. Think Kelly Clarkson.
See Jane Smell: Delicate nose of cherries and spice.
See Jane Sip:  I tasted cherries, spice, cola, and berries.

See Jane Swallow:  Tart and somewhat of a bite. A nice blend and balance.

Rating: I would rate this 3.5 out of 5 kids driving me to drink this worthy if you are a seeker of the perfect Pinot Noir. For anyone else, maybe add another half a kid; especially for the price. The price of the wine; not the kid I mean.

Pairing: with that weekly dose of fear and the adventure that is sure to follow.


Janna is a professional parent of three girls ages 6, 4, and 1. Prior to earning an income of macaroni necklaces and bead bracelets, she was a teacher and field hockey coach. She was also employed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board where her love for wine was uncorked. She knows enough about wine to differentiate between a cheap price tag and a great buy, but there is so much more she wants to learn. Janna loves Facebook, reality TV, reading, baking, and dancing. She will also rip off her left arm rather than miss a Girls Night Out.

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