In an oversaturated field of solid American Pinot Noir, it is rather rare for one to rise above the noise so casually - like we knew all along this wine would be amazing, and tasting it just quietly confirmed our instincts. Approachable, but unexpectedly complex. Food friendly, but perfect for conversational sipping, contemplative, nerdy, from a winery of deep pedigree, and reasonably priced. So let’s start off the year with one of my favorite $30 Pinot Noirs I’ve tasted in recent memory, and easily one of the best values in Pinot Noir today:
Domaine Eden Pinot Noir 2010
Bottle Price: $34.99/bottle
Case Price: $29.91/bottle!!
Universally delicious, this wine strikes some chord with me – like hearing late 50’s Miles Davis for the first time and thinking “ahh, that’s what jazz is.” This is some benchmark for $30-$35 California Pinot Noir that deserves attention.
Please email me if you would like me to reserve some for you before this spectacular vintage goes away!
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