Well, 2020 has gotten off to a terrible start, unless you like wearing masks and social distancing. However, that doesn’t mean there is a lack of great value wines out there! As you all know, I love finding little wine gems and featuring them at the store where I work. This month is a Pinot Noir from a solid producer that I often go to for quality-to-price ratio wines. Oak Grove Winery runs the gamut of wines including Chardonnay, Viognier, Cab, Merlot, Petit Sirah a red blend and this new addition to their family that is my pick for July.

2018 Oak Grove Pinot Noir (California)… $10.

It is tough to find a good Pinot Noir in the ten dollar price range. Especially one that drinks as good as this one. Bright cherries and strawberries on the nose, joined by hits of black tea, red flowers and Root Beer. Round cherry notes on the palate, balanced by nicely integrated acidity. Root Beer and red flower notes ride underneath front to finish where a slight hit of spice shows up. A solid Pinot Noir for ten bucks, that would compliment salmon, ham, salads or the back deck quite nicely. (B)


Stan The Wine Man

About Stan The Wine Man

I am a blue collar wine guy who has been in the biz for over twenty years. I work at a store in a tourist destination stop. I work hard at finding the best wine for the money. I love the challenge of learning my customer's palate so I can find the best wine for them, whether it is Petrus or white zinfandel. Cheers!
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