A Good, Everyday Pinot Noir
Beaulieu Vineyards has long been a staple of the novice wine lover and a “Go-To” wine for the avid wine drinker looking to save some money on a decent bottle. But BV (as it is more commonly known), makes wines that run the gamut when it comes to quality, from budget-priced bottles to exclusive, high-end releases. The vineyard itself was founded in Rutherford, CA in 1900 by Georges de Latour.
Juicy and light, displaying the ruby colors we expect.
Strong cherry, smoke, fresh-cut redwood and trailing with some blackcurrant.
Delicious through and through, even in the young vintages. The quality to price ratio on this wine is ridiculous, with the BV tasting far better than some $25 Pinot Noirs we’ve had. Great smokey cherries and some tobacco coming through, without overcompensating on the acid. Good fruit with a clean finish that has hints of autumn leaves and vanilla.
Since Thanksgiving is rolling around, it should be noted that Pinot Noirs actually go surprisingly well with turkey and stuffing. Otherwise, grilled lean meats such as lamb, ostrich or game would do just fine. Or, crack open a bottle and just enjoy it alone.
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