Thank you Food & Wine for your article on 15 Value Pinot’s You Can’t Miss (In Pursuit of the $20 Pinot) in the Oct 2016 issue. I don’t know why I haven’t tried many Pinot Noirs but maybe like your article eluded too it is because it is a tricky grape for wineries to deal with and finding a delicious budget worthy bottle is challenging.
After reading the article, I decided I want to try a Pinot Noir. Usually, I gravitate to full bodied reds but it is nice to try different variety and broaden one’s horizon. Having every intention of purchasing one of the 15 bottles mentioned in the article I headed to the store. Wouldn’t you know it—I forgot the article!!!
Luckily, the store had one that had great rating and was $14.99 (BARGAIN!!!). I bought a 2014 Bread and Butter Pinot Noir.
Tasting notes: Right away I got cherry and blackberries with oak undertones followed by a peppery finish. Very smooth with low low tannins.
This will not be my last Pinot Noir and now I have to go buy another bottle of this great find.
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