A $10 Pinot Noir with a cutesy label....how good can it be? I intended to find out.
Earth and raspberry on the nose.
The palate has some mild tannic backbone, with raspberry, cherry, earth, and chocolate.
The finish brings out some sassafras notes.
This is probably the biggest shock I’ve had since trying The Little Penguin - this is not only not bad, it’s actually pretty good...sometimes people ask why I bother with "obvious" bad wines: I present you with why I do.
Some distinct Pinot notes and nice structure - I would recommend this firmly. Certainly the best under $10 Pinot I’ve had and better than many at the $15 range.