Varietal: Pinot Noir
Light in the glass with cherry and plum on the palate. Â Pairs with most food, especially pizza and grilled meats.
Recommendations: This is not the first time I’ve had Pinot Evil, and had admittedly picked up the bottle in the past simply because of the amusing name and label. Â That being said, I’ve long been a fan of Pinot Noir and of finding wines that are easy on the budget. Â This one fits both of those bills.
Now, I’d be lying if I said that the Pinot Evil Pinot Noir had anything more to offer than one note of fruity flavor with a slight lingering taste of alcohol that quickly dissipates, but that wouldn’t convey the true beauty of this wine. Â It’s an $8 Pinot Noir. Â
This wine is not going to change your world, it’s not going to change the way you think about Pinot Noir (at least not in a positive fashion), but this is hands down one of the better value wines I’ve found for a night of sitting around watching TV and munching on some delivered pizza. Â You really can’t beat it.
Factor in that Pinot Evil can also be found in a box for around $23 and you’ve got the makings of a go-to table wine that’s better than the usual cheap Merlot/Cabernet blends you’ll find on the shelves of most of your bigger stores.