Jezebel (Daedalus Cellars)
$19.99 -- Rum Runner, Tucson, AZ
Color: Light red
Nose: Raspberry mutton
Front: Cinnamon strangleberry
Middle: Buttery raspberry
Burns clean?: Yes
There's not a ton of complexity in this wine, but here's the thing: when Pinot is uncomplex, it's usually grape juice. This one is interestingly uncomplex. If you can figure out what that means, perhaps you can also explain to me what "strangleberry" is.
I spent a delightful midnight hour or two with my friend Frank drinking a bottle of Pinot by the parent label for this wine, Daedalus, while chipping golf balls onto an unlit green under a wide, brilliant northern Michigan sky. So I figured the Jezebel would be a good bet as a cheaper version, and lo! it was. Light foods, rich music, and this will shine.