26 bottles of pinot noir on the wall, 26 bottles. …
There used to be a picture of the dead soldiers from the June 13 under-$15 pinot noir tasting, undertaken at the behest of Beverage Media for an upcoming article (and I still have a half dozen or so to taste). I’ll link to the story when it runs later this summer and offer my thoughts; several of the wines will also show up on the blog in reviews.
Surprisingly, given the Wine Curmudgeon’s less than happy experience with a similar sweet red wine tasting, all but a handful of the pinots were professional and sound. A half dozen or so were much better than that, and even those that didn’t taste like pinot noir were at least drinkable red wine blends.
A tip ‘o the Curmudgeon’s fedora to the legendary Diane Teitelbaum, who tasted the wines with me and made many funny comments along the way.