Monday, September 14, 2009

Beringer "California Collection" Pinot Noir 2008 wine review by (PB)

Light cherry hue with genuine Pinot aromas of light cherry and raspberry and a gentle hint of spice.

Palate--Steely first impression with uncomplicated tastes of fruity cherries with a slightly bitter mid palate. Yes, it is pretty shallow, and yes it is uncomplicated and yes, it fades quickly but let's have a reality check here.

This wine is made from sourced grapes from California. It was a special one time purchase by Sam's Club and this bottle cost less than $6 so what the heck? I will buy a couple more, put a chill on it and serve it to friends who wouldn't know a Pinot Noir from a Pinot Grigio. For the price, it's pretty easy drinking so raise a glass!


Martin Hill said...

I like pinot noir off all kinds, be they from Oregon, California or the heart of Burgundy. I even like some of the simple but gregarious pinots I've tried from New Zealand. But I confess I'm having a tough time getting my arms around the pinot noirs I've tasted from the Loire Valley. Last week I had a Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy 2004 Sancerre Terre de Maimbray with some of my friends. And it was quite balance. I also buy cigars to go with that and they increases the aroma and mouth feel of it completely

Cedar Posts said...

Your review is dead on!

I run a couple of yachts out of Charleston, SC. One of our guests left the bottle on the boat.

UGH! This is horrid, well ok not that bad, but we wanted to be sure we weren't just wine snobs.

Steely - Check
Bitter - Check
Shallow - oh hell yeah!
Fades Quickly - You drink this swill too!