The Holy Grail

Posted on: November 25th, 2007 by

That’s what trying to find a good Pinot Noir under 10 bucks feels like, a quest for the impossible. I finally found one and it is from Chile. The 2007 Cono Sur Pinot Noir is available for 9 bucks and I think it is great because at this price it:

1) Tastes like Pinot Noir
2) Has some depth
3) Has some complexity

So many bargain Pinot Noirs taste like they are blended with a big chunk of God-knows-what and, at best, are just sweet, light, chugging wine. Which I don’t have a problem with; you’ll be pouring me a second glass. But when you can get a Pinot Noir that shames a lot of Pinot from California, Oregon, and, yes, even Burgundy that is double or triple the price, you have to take notice.

This is a truly outrageous wine bargain. They also make a great Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier that are the same price and nearly as impressive.

The Cono Sur Flash website, however, is driving me crazy.

One Response

  1. KMC says:

    I snagged a couple bottles of this at Sam’s. Some employee scribbled a barely legible note that you rarely find a grape of this quality at such a low price.

    Chugged one of them last night and it certainly stood out compared to some forgettable pinot’s I drank recently. Delicious!

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