Wine Review – Mark West Pinot Noir Vintage 2013

Mark West Pinot Noir Vintage 2013 Wine BottleA light yet flavourful Pinot Noir that goes well with many dishes…

Name: Mark West Pinot Noir Vintage 2013

Vintage: 2013

Producer: Mark West

Region/Country: California, USA

Grape Varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Consumed At: Milestone’s Restaurant, Cambie Stree, Vancouver, BC

Recommended By: Restaurant wine list choice

Cost: $46 (restaurant list price)

Bottle Presentation: Classic, but nothing distinctive other than the yellow-coloured label

Appearance: Light ruby red

Nose: Cured meats, leather, charred wood

Taste: Sour cherries, plums, charred wood

Finish: Long charred wood, sour cherries

Overall Impression: Though a light wine, it had an intriguing and flavourful taste. It also paired well with the three dishes our family and I had: steak-frites, shrimp with spiced Cajun garlic cream sauce, and pesto chicken penne with Asiago cheese. I would definitely have this wine again.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 87/100

Value: 3/5

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