Barefoot Pinot Noir

This was originally posted 11/29/2010 at Blogarhythms.

Tried yet another Barefoot beverage – this time their NV Pinot Noir.  Speaking of NV … I’ve been wondering just how you can tell which bottling of their products you might be drinking.  You know what I mean?  If anyone knows for certain, please enlighten me.  The only date I could find on the label was a copyright date of 2008.  Wasn’t exactly sure what that pertained to, but I’m going to assume it was the label which has notes about this particular bottling, so ….  Maybe this was bottled in 2008?  Anyway, here are my notes.

Vineyard:     Barefoot
Varietal:       Pinot Noir
Vintage:       NV
Appellation: California
Price:          $6.95

Notes:     Better than I hoped as I have found inexpensive Pinots to be disappointing in the past.  This wine had a nice solid core of cherry and strawberry with vanilla and spice notes.  The finish lingers quite nicely, and I could swear I tasted cinnamon.  The tannins were a bit more present than in most Pinot Noirs, but I didn’t find them troubling.  In fact, I enjoyed them.  And I think they are precisely why the finish lingers so.   Overall, it was an enjoyable wine.  I’d buy it again in a heartbeat.  Is it a refined glass of Pinot Noir?  No.  But it’s tasty.

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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