I love Pinot Noir. I favor it over other varieties due to it's consistent approachability. It's not because of the movie Sideways, either....just for the record.
I decided to write about Mark West Pinot Noir for a few reasons. First, I'm drinking it right now. Second, it's a staple in our store (festy). Third, I can't pick out a better bottle of Pinot for the price. We've sold this bottle for over 2 years now at $9.99, and not only has it been our best selling Pinot Noir, it's been one of our best selling bottles of wine.
If you check out the website, it really exemplifies the concept they're trying to convey in their wine: Pinot for the people.
This wine brings some serious fruit. The color is very light, and the nose has a soft raspberry component along with a slight toastiness. On the palate I experience a bit of cherry/raspberry, with a dash of cocoa, and a drop of toasty strawberry for the finish.
I'll give this wine two thumbs up completely based on value. To get this much fruit out of a pinot noir, normally you have to pay at least 15-17 dollars minimum. Even if you don't like wine, or have never even tried it, this is a great bottle to start with.
Okay, I'm about finished now. What I want from you....is your feedback! I know there are people who have visited this website and not posted anything. (That means you--Nate, Mark, and Chris!)
Until next time.......whether your glass is half full, or half empty, .......I just hope it's at least got something in it.