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Mark West Pinot Noir 2008
Another excellent pinot noir for the money. I buy this as a house wine and try to always have it around, friends have always enjoyed it, nice flavor, never light, just right. I buy it for 9.99 on special, can't go wrong
Good deal for ~$10. Quite oaky on the nose. Light and berry flavors on the palate.
Very good for the money. Tasted in Naperville 11/26/2010.
Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10
You can taste more alcohol in this pinot than with some others, although the percentage is reasonable (13.8%). Other flavors are floral and sort of strawberry-like. It’s not too sweet, like some inexpensive California pinots (say, Mirassou), and it’s not bleached-out and generic, like many others (say, BV). There’s a “kick” to it. Some SPICE. And even . . . http://wineguider.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/pinot-to-the-people-mark-west-2008-pinot-noir-review/
Mark West pinot noir tastes like real pinot. This is an amazing feat in today’s world of inexpensive pinot-dom. There’s a “kick” to it. Some SPICE. And even a little bit of complexity. The website says ”Pinot for the people.” Yes! This lovely red is Everyman’s pinot noir. You can taste more alcohol in this pinot than with some others, although . . . http://wineguider.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/pinot-to-the-people-mark-west-2008-pinot-noir-review/
light nose, good acidity, creamy and semi-smooth.
External Reviews for Mark West Pinot Noir
Ruby in color with a purple rim. Aromas of black cherry, raspberry and sage. In the mouth, smooth raspberry and wild cherry fruit and spice flavors finish with silky tannins.
CaliforniaMark West Pinot Noir has arrived in our store by popular demand! This Sonoma winery specializes in Pinot Noir sourced from California's coastal appellations and believes in making the quintessential fruit-forward style of California Pinot at affordable prices. The winemaker is Alex Cose and the proprietor is Derek Benham. Mark West Pinot Noir is garnet red in color with enticing aromas of strawberry and raspberry and barrel notes of caramel, vanilla and baking spices. Medium in body with a juicy texture and silky tannins, this red wine gem offers rich flavors of raspberry, cherry pie, vanilla and cola berry. It was aged for 8-10 months in French oak. Enjoy it now and over the next 4-5 years with grilled salmon, roast pork, BBQ chicken and mild cheeses.
Similarly light and fruity, with hints of root beer, cherries and herbs is the medium ruby-colored 2009 Pinot Noir.
Pinot Noir is notoriously delicate and fragile - it's the Tim Connolly of wines. This fact can make it difficult for even the most renowned Pinot producers to make great wine vintage after vintage. Mark West, however, has apparently discovered the secret, as they seem always to impress with their annual offerings. This is a superb example of California Pinot (and you can sign it to your roster for much less than other California free-agent Pinot Noirs). The nose offers top-shelf aromas of perfumed strawberries and trampled autumn (maple) leaves. Underlying aromas of menthol and hints of orange citrus are also present. The strawberry notes carry through to the palate, but it is the bursting combination of cranberries and acidity that take the slap shot for the game winner (assisted by nutmeg, of course). Pinot Noir and salmon make an all-star pairing, try it. Grab a bottle of Mark West and prepare for a deep run into the value-Pinot playoffs. Drink now and often.
Interested in drinking a wine found in fine dining restaurants across the United States? Mark West is a medium-bodied, food-friendly wine with raspberry aromas and jammy strawberries. Upon mouth entry, you will find some definite earthiness with spice and silky berry flavors. I was first introduced to this wine when managing Ruth's Chris Steak House in Fort Worth, Texas. It was a favorite with the locals and should be a must try for you! Enjoy with grilled salmon, roasted duck or balsamic marinated portobello mushrooms.
Food Pairings for Mark West Pinot Noir
Enticing aromas of strawberry and raspberry with barrel notes of caramel, vanilla and baking spices. Oak aging rounds out the palate and gives the wine its body. The wine drinks of deep, concentrated raspberry, cherry pie with a touch of cola berry. The wine shows juicy fruit texture and subtle oak.
Notes: MEDIUM-PLUS & HEAVY TOAST
|Total Acidity: 0.55 grams per liter|