My preferred style of Pinot is Sonoma Coast – creamy fruit with slight spices and a touch of sweet oak. So any time I try an Oregon Pinot, I know that I should keep an open mind because it will be made differently. This one had a cherry cola and clove nose, and a very pretty ruby color. Tart fruit on the midpalate, and the finish almost reminded me of eating Sour Patch Kids.
Single for me, Double for the less snobby Pinot drinker
I tried this Malbec while having lunch at the always awesome Son Cubano Nose was a bit closed off, think about a rose before it really opens up. Bit of berries and currant but not much complexity or oomph. Juicy midpalate with a sweet, oaky slightly dry finish. Paired well with the food but would have been a bit boring by itself. It was a well made wine though so I may try another vintage or give this one more time in the bottle!
Price = $10/bottle wine.com ($11 per glass at Son Cubano, yes wine by the glass in the city is very overpriced!)
Score = Single