Bread & Butter Pinot Noir California 2015

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   California

Varietal   Pinot Noir

Retail Price   $15

ABV   13.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, medium ruby color.

Aromatics

The nose is moderately intense offering scents of red cherry and raspberry with supporting notes of mineral, oak, and plum.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of cassis and accents of smoked meats and dried herbs. The finish is long with silky tannins.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple texture.

Cool Factor

A

This cool grade for this wine has to incorporate the Value grade as well. Offering a tasty and reliable Pinot Noir from two of California's most prestigious appellations is certainly cool.

Value Grade

A

As we have pointed out in our "Cool" evaluation, one of the highlights of this tasty and charming Pinot is the value price.

Analysis

Bread & Butter wines are rapidly becoming a household name delivering a duo of popular varietals (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) from California. Unlike many of the larger volume brands, Bread & Butter is made from grapes sourced from selected vineyards rather than a simple blend of bulk wines. The Pinot Noir is made from grapes sourced from Carneros along with grapes from their Mission Ranch Vineyard in Arroyo Seco. Together the grapes from these two prestigious appellations create a wine with complex layers and very accessible fruit flavors. 91 points.

How to Enjoy

Sip from large glasses after work on a Tuesday or Thursday or any day you wish. This wine needs nothing but a glass but it pairs great with grilled meats or a sausage pizza.

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