Mark West California Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from California

$11.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $9.99
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Item No. 99904
  • red wine
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Enticing aromas of strawberry and raspberry with barrel notes of caramel, vanilla and baking spices. Oak aging rounds out the palate and gives the wine its body. The wine drinks of deep, concentrated raspberry, cherry pie with a touch of cola berry. The wine shows juicy fruit texture and subtle oak.

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Rating:
(9/26/2010)
Mark West Pinot 2008 was everything I expected and more.Just fabulous!Light and fruity just the perfect balance I love in a California Pinot!
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mlddc - Raynham, MA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Good pinot ... I'd give it a 4.2. Round, soft, smooth and enjoyable ... yet not my favorite. Can't go wrong with the price!!
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Jan Talkington - Baton Rouge, LA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I served this at a blind wine tasting and it rated out #3 out of 6 Pinots - only behind wines that cost almost twice as much. A nice balanced, smooth wine. It was great with grilled portabellos. This would be a great gift for your Pinot loving friends.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Perfect every time - wine rack always has some in it - give them as gifts at Christmas - enjoyed by all
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MushyRau - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
at this price, it's hard to beat for pinot noir. it's got the fruity, smooth character of Pinot at an amazing price. this should be your house pinot that you don't worry about opening for whoever drops in.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Smooth finish
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Rating:
(11/2/2010)
It's a pleasure to find a value pinot noir that's enjoyable. It has enough fruit and earthiness to please anyone looking for an everyday pinot noir. A very nice buy.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
For someone really new the world of wine...I really enjoyed this. It had a sweet aroma and taste. You could really smell the berries followed by the same wonderful flavor.
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Learn About Mark West

At Mark West Winery our goal is to craft wines that consistently deliver enticing aromatics, a rich supple mouth feel, and classical varietal characteristics. The wines pair easily with food or for drinking alone. Our goal is to combine outstanding value and style in every wine we produce.

Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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