Mark West Pinot Review

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Finding a decent, inexpensive Pinot Noir is not easy. Believe me, I have tried plenty.

Many inexpensive Pinot Noir wines are too fruity and don’t have those earthy undertones that I love so much. For me, a Pinot needs to be medium-bodied, smooth, and earthy with a slight spicy kick at the finish.

instagram photo of Mark West's 2010 Pinot Noir

One of my favorite inexpensive Pinot Noirs that meets the above criteria is Mark West Pinot Noir. For about $10 a bottle, it stands up nicely to some other Pinots that are in the $20-$25 price range. The nose on this Pinot is earthy with cherry tones, as well as strawberry notes. I love the medium-body of this wine. To me, there is nothing worse than a thin wine. The oak aging gives this wine its body. I love the dark black fruits, vanilla and pepper on the palate. The slight spicy kick at the finish rounds out this wine for me, making it a weeknight go-to.

Mark West Pinot Noir is affordable and delectable, making it a terrific crowd pleaser. It is perfect entertaining wine as well as a weeknight Pinot Noir to pair with your favorite dishes. This wine goes nicely with my Chicken, Tortellini & Spinach Soup! This wine also pairs nicely with baked or grilled chicken, mushrooms (think Portobello), salmon, and even pork tenderloin with a rosemary rub.

So, what are you waiting for? Click over to check out my perfect soup pairing to have with this wine; Chicken, Tortellini & Spinach Soup and grab a bottle of Mark West Pinot Noir!


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