OK – maybe like some of you, I’ve been scared away from cheap pinot’s since I watched that foolish “Sideways” movie (if you haven’t seen it but like “middle-aged, time-to-act-like-adults” movies, its for you – if you don’t like whiney, “I’m 45 and my life stinks movies”, save your five bucks).
|Getting over the fear of Pinot’s that cost less than $50 is easy with 3 Girls. Sometimes you just want to have something different than a cab or merlot or zin, and this one fits the bill rather nicely. From Oak Ridge Winery, the oldest operating vineyard in Lodi California, this pinot noir is an easy drinking wine that can be paired nicely with a lot of the fall comfort food dishes (meatloaf, medium spicy chili, pot roast, etc.) we enjoy as the weather gets cooler. It doesn’t fill your mouth the way a big California cab does nor is it as complex as a zinfandel, but it does have a lot of flavor.|
So in short, more interesting than a merlot but not something that you need to wrestle with over a T-Bone. I give 3 Girls Pinot Noir a big thumbs up and worth picking up the next time your in the store.
Available at Cranberry Liquors for $14.99.
3 Girls Pinot Noir – 2008
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