Price: $7.99 at Total Wine
Style: The “Anna” (Medium body with fairly simple and straight-forward fruit flavors.)
Recommendation: “Skip it”
Completely dead on Day 1. Nothing at all on the nose. Light to medium body with a bit of acidity noticeable up front and some grippiness on the back. Very light flavors and a short finish. On Day 2, things improved quite a bit… smoother with a bit of aroma and flavor finally peaking out (a little). But then, all of a sudden, I started picking up a flavor of white grape juice? I know this is a value-priced Pinot Noir, but there are plenty of better options out there.
I couldn’t find out much about this winery. No obvious website or anything out there. All I know for sure is that the trademark is owned by E&J Gallo. Unfortunately, even when I went to the Gallo wines portfolio page (http://www.gallo.com/portfolio/), I couldn’t find this one listed. Read into that what you will…