Marlborough, New Zealand; 13.5% ABV
$5 or $6 at the Oakland, CA, store on 12 August. Also at Berkeley.
This screw cap wine has most of what I would want from a NZ Pinot at this price — balanced medium red cherry fruit, a little earth and funk, a gentle orange component — but unfortunately it’s dominated by a strangely flavored acid closely linked to an acrid browned rubber sort of component that spoiled the good points for me. I have to go with Thumbs Down.
Update: Please see favorable comments on this wine from Seedboy.