At 13.8% alcohol, the 2005 Loring Wine Company Hungry Like The Llama Pinot Noir cost under $24 and scored 16 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale.

The name is a pun from, “Durell Durell”. The nose showed cherry and spices; they produced and bottled the wine. It was soft, almost overly fruity, but had additional complexities in the Pinot Noir than are usual. It had okay acidity and a nicely balanced taste.

It was served with an Atlantic Salmon dish that was pan-fried, not grilled.

Wine is meant to be fun and this one met that criteria. It was sixteen year old which proves the wine was well made. The edge was browning, but it was still garnet. So many wine and so little time. In Vino Veritas. The next Dionysian Gathering is October of 2021 set for Ocean City, New Jersey, U.S.A.