Nia Pinot Noir California 2015

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   California

Varietal   Pinot Noir

Retail Price   $9.99

ABV   13.89%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, deep ruby red color.

Aromatics

The nose reveals complex aromas of ripe, red cherry with raspberry and tart cherries supported by accents of mineral, dried herbs, and soft earth tones.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a fruit-centric core that features both ripe, sweet cheery along with tart cherries, cassis, and raspberry framed by earth and spice.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and ideally balanced with a vibrant fruit core that is flanked by earth and spice notes.

Cool Factor

A

California Pinot Noir at $10 in an attractive package with hedonistic and complex flavors is the desire of most every wine lover.

Value Grade

A+

An undisputed best buy. If you do find Pinot Noir in the $10 range it's most often one-dimensional but the Nia is nuanced and layered with more than just juicy fruit.

Analysis

Relax, you have found your value Pinot Noir. Nia Pinot Noir has the versatility to work as a cocktail hour wine, as well as pair with a range of dishes at the table. The grapes are primarily sourced from California's Mendocino County. It is made with 100% Pinot Noir and the slightly deeper color is due to a long soaking with the goal of gaining additional color. The Nia label is set to soon release a Chardonnay and a Cabernet later this year. The goal is for the entire line to be bottled with the California appellation and the price tag to sit at the a comfortable $10. Buy this one by the case.

How to Enjoy

All you need is a glass but the wine's bright acidity, tart fruits, and mienral make it a great choice at the table with everything from roasted fowl to grilled meat.

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