Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Price: $9.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.
Paired With: Rubin sandwich.
Note: This year while in California we are reviewing a substantial number of wines sold in grocery stores. This review is one of them. To see all of our grocery store wine reviews look under the keyword “Grocery Store Wines”.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color and a lighter rim. Light red fruit, a tiny bit of smoke and licorice aromas. Slightly creamy and off-dry mouthfeel, light body (with an unusual thick feeling) and a 100-grit texture. Strong flavors of cherry with a lesser amount of raspberry. Abundant lively acidity, silky smooth tannins and a long finish filled with fresh cherry fruit and light spicy tastes. WOW, this was not an Oregon Pinot Noir that was trying to be a Cabernet and the subtle tastes were very unlike many Pinot Noirs at this price point. It was on the sweet side and clearly very fruit forward, but not so much that it lost the Pinot Noir character. We recommend it and called it a GOOD grocery store Pinot Noir.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 8 48375 00289 8
Imported by: Not applicable.