Pinot Noir - Mark West

DescriptionName: Mark West Pinot Noir
Color: Red
Grape(s): Pinot Noit
Appellation: California
Maker: Mark West
Vintage: 2008
Cost: $10.00
Comments: Ever since the movie Side Ways popularized Pinot Noir, it has gotten harder and harder to find a good bottle for under $25.00. This Mark West is a good value at around $10.00.

Food PairingsMeats & Seafood: Poached, raw, grilled, fried, baked or roasted fish, crustacean shell fish, beef, pork or fowl.
Sauce: au jus, white, savory, herb
Cheese: .Soft or hard goat cheese, medium cow and sheep cheese
Other: Mushrooms

Taste ProfileNotes: Earthy, bing cherry, strawberry, raspberry, ripe tomato, rose pedal, spice, rosemary, cinnamon, caraway, peppermint, oregano, green tea, black olive, plum and rhubarb. Notes of mushroom, earth, leather, meat, and truffle. Oak provides vanilla, coconut, smoke, cigar box, cedar, toast and tar.
Quick Classification: Soft Red