Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mark West Pinot Noir

Mark West
Pinot Noir
Appellation California
Sonoma (negociant), California, USA
$8.99 -- Total Wine, Durham, NC

Color: Medium orangey red
Nose: Raspberry Bubble YumTM
Body: Medium
Front: Raspberry smoothie
Middle: A little kiwi skin; sometimes some nice burnt wood
Back: Pixie stix, heat
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

Why don't I review more white wines? I don't know! They kind of give me a headache. But I'll try: damn you, I'll try. The things I do for knowledge.

But not for wisdom! Only patience will get you there. Sooner or later, I will say something about Mark West's Appellation California Pinot Noir. Maybe not today, though. Maybe today all I'll say is, if you like decent wine, this is a bargain. And that there's a goodly amount of Syrah in this bottle, though the label does not say so; and that it's better after it's been open an hour.

There are a million wine blogs, and half of them have an entry on this wine. So where, I ask, is wisdom to be sought?