Columbia Valley, WA; 13.5%
$8 at the Richmond, CA, store on 29 Sept
I’ve now consumed two bottles of this wine, and although I liked them both, they were a little different.
I thought the first bottle was considerably like a good CA Pinot Noir. Although it lacked the strawberry / raspberry aspect of Pinot, it didn’t need much air to show a lot of the same darker red cherry, orange, and probably a little more of the usual earthy / woody aspect. It went quite well with salmon. A day or two later, the saved, single-glass, screw-cap, bottle still needed a bit of air to come around, but was then much the same. I quite liked it.
My second bottle was distinctly not Pinot Noir, showing darker tangy cherry, tending more toward plum, more cherry pit bitterness, and less orange. Overall, I preferred the first bottle, especially since the saved screwcap bottle of this was rather dull and boring.
Did anyone out there try this? What’d you think?