This Pinot Noir is also from Samuel Robert Winery, but it doesn’t have the depth of the other one (read review here).
While it has the deep ruby color, it doesn’t have the deep taste (at least to those of us who tried it on a Wednesday night).
It’s got a an over-ripe strawberry scent mixed with chocolate cake. The taste is dry and fruity – maybe a spiced plum or blackberry with some pepper.
Overall, it was an average Pinot Noir that kicked up the garlic in my best friend’s spaghetti sauce.
However, it wasn’t good with just the garlic bread. So this one is not as versatile as the other Samuel Robert Winery one.
In the end, we all agreed that it was more of a steak and potato pinot noir and definitely not something we’d just drink on its own.
We gave it a Monday – Wednesday rating (all of us disagreed), so we average it out to a Tuesday. Given the price point of the two wines – spend the extra two dollars and get the Vintner’s Reserve or Family Reserve. It will still be under $20-$25/bottle