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Jun 5 2014

The Calling Pinot Noir for Father's Day

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for The Calling Wines. I received a product sample and promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I was asked to review The Calling Pinot Noir from the Dutton Ranch vineyard in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma, California. The Calling is a joint venture between Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits CEO Peter Deutsch and legendary sports commentator Jim Nantz. Both men credit being inspired by their fathers which makes a selection from The Calling particularly appropriate for Father's Day.

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My Pinot Noir arrived this afternoon and I couldn't wait to open it when I got home from work. I threw a pair of rib-eyes on the gill and took some photos of the wine in our backyard. The Calling describes the Pinot Noir as follows:

This Pinot Noir's classic flavors of fresh cherries, mushrooms, and spice are framed by rich acidity, delicate texture and powdery tannins. A classic cool-climate Pinot Noir from select Dutton Ranch vineyards in the prestigious Russian River Valley appellation.

I am by no means a wine connoisseur but I do have an appreciation for fine wines and, at least, a passing interest in viticulture and oenology. The whole process of grape to wine is fascinating to me. As for my Pinot Noir, it was wonderful with just the right amount of dry, an excellent aroma and a subtle fruity spice taste that perfectly met my expectations. The wine held its own without being overpowering or distracting in any way. It was the perfect complement to our meal. I would highly recommend it and would not hesitate to select it myself in the future.

153-jim-nantz-always-by-my-side*** FREE GIVEAWAY***
The fine people of The Calling are providing a signed copy of Jim Nantz's book Always By My Side with foreword by George H. W. Bush to one lucky commenter to this blog post. The book is an anecdote rich story of Jim's love and respect for his father whose health declined due to Alzheimer's while Jim's career rose as a sports caster. All you have to do to get a signed copy of the book is to: (1) leave a comment wishing your father happy Father's Day (2) use an email address that I can contact you with if you are the winner, (3) one entry per email address, (4) enter by midnight central time Saturday, June 14, 2014, (5) be the randomly chosen winner which I will pick and announce here on Father's Day. Your email address is not shown in the comment and I do absolutely nothing with the email addresses, so its safe, or at least as safe as anything on the internet. If you want to know your odds of winning, just check out the number of comments to this post. Entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstakes as part of a campaign sponsored by Dad Central Consulting.

154-random-number[UPDATE:] Thanks to Random.org, with an input request of an integer between 1 to 17 inclusive, the winner of the signed Jim Nantz book is commenter number 9, Lori Walker!

Posted by Don |

17 Comments

  1. Hi,
    I realize you already caught this, but I run a service to help weed out typos. It is called EditMob. One of our MobEditors noted your "foreward" by George and forwarded it to me.

    We are in free beta and I'd love it if you'd consider adding us to your blog to help ferret these errors out quicker.

  2. #2
    Pat Conroy said on June 7, 2014 | Reply

    Happy Father's Day dad!

  3. Thanks David, forward/foreword error corrected! I love your site editmob.com, hope it continues to grow and prosper.

  4. #4
    Smitten said on June 8, 2014 | Reply

    What a wonderful tribute to Jim's father. I look forward to reading this book!

  5. #5
    Leah B said on June 10, 2014 | Reply

    Happy Father's Day to my Dad who has loved & supported me through all of life's adventures.

  6. #6
    Erin M said on June 10, 2014 | Reply

    Happy Father's Day to my Father who has been by my side through all of my trials and tribulations. Can't wait to read this fabulous book!

  7. Daddy, I love you and I miss you! Happy 10th Father's Day in Heaven. {{{HUGS}}}

  8. #8
    Dawn S. said on June 12, 2014 | Reply

    Even though I live across the country from him now, I am so blessed to have the best dad in the world to wish a Happy Father's Day to!

  9. #9
    Lori Walker said on June 13, 2014 | Reply

    Happy Fathers' Day to my daddy who is the best

  10. #10
    Diane Baum said on June 13, 2014 | Reply

    Jim is very fortunate-I'm also very lucky to have a great dad.

  11. #11
    Angela W said on June 13, 2014 | Reply

    Happy Father's Day Dad, I'm so lucky youre in my life!

  12. #12
    liz l said on June 13, 2014 | Reply

    Happy Father's Day to my Dad- Rafael

  13. #13
    Crystal Conway said on June 13, 2014 | Reply

    Happy Father's Day to my amazing Dad! I'd love to share this book with him.
    sugair123@yahoo.com

  14. #14
    MARIA simon said on June 14, 2014 | Reply

    HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO THE BEST DAD IN THE WORLD MY DAD JOHNNY..HE IS ILL RIGHT NOW BUT THANK GOD HE IS STILL WITH US :)

  15. #15
    Christina Gould said on June 14, 2014 | Reply

    Happy Father's Day, Dad!

  16. #16
    Sand said on June 14, 2014 | Reply

    I am so blessed to have a wonderful father and I wish him a very happy father's day!

  17. #17
    Lily Kwan said on June 14, 2014 | Reply

    Happy Father's Day!

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