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One of my favorite neighborhoods to grab dinner in is the Nolita area of Soho. There are so many little spots that serve amazing food and drinks in a cozy, chic atmosphere. Balboosta restaurant is one of these spots that I love to head to for a nice glass of red wine. It is a mediterranean restaurant with Israeli roots serving local ingredients and an extensive list of organic wines. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and if you can grab a seat by the window, it has some of the best people watching around. Today I kicked off happy hour with a glass of Lompoc Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills. It was smooth and the perfect way to kick off a relaxed evening. Since I was going for a casual look, I wore my favorite LNA clothing sweater with my trusty J Brand Velvet skinnies. The Vanessa Mooney choker necklace completed my look. The perfect happy hour ensemble!
Lompoc Pino Noir Santa Rita Hills, $25.00, Click to Purchase
What The Experts Say:
Lompac Pinot Noir boasts flavors of dark cherry, raspberry, spice, rhubarb, white pepper and herbs backed with bracing acidity and smooth tannins.
What I Say:
Pinot noir is not usually the first type of red wine I reach for, but this glass was absolutely delicious. A lot of times I find pinot noir to be too sweet, but this wine was the perfect balance between sweet and peppery. It was very smooth and easy to drink. If you are a pinot noir lover, then this wine is for you!
Photography by Christina Emilie