Varietal: Pinot Noir
Cost: $15 – $20
Deep garnet in color with spice on the nose that leads into flavors of raspberry and spice with balanced tannins on the finish. Â Pair with pork, seafood, Â or Thanksgiving dinner.
Recommendations: Originally bought for Thanksgiving dinner, this bottle didn’t get opened until the day after when the wife and I were unwinding from the whirlwind of family and food that was Turkey Day.
Paired with a dinner of munchy food, this Pinot Noir was more robust than the Kenwood Vineyards Pinot we had enjoyed the night before, with more spice and a bit more tannin on the finish, as well as a touch of effervescence that was quite refreshing.
While I can’t say that it was my favorite Pinot Noir, it was certainly enjoyable, and for the price it’s hard to beat that for a French Pinot. Â Definitely worth picking up if you’re in the market for a French red wine and enjoy Pinot Noir.