CALIFORNIAâ€™S CARNEROS COMES THROUGH FOR THE PINOT LOVER
Thanks to the California promotion we have a couple of very good Pinot from Carneros â€“ always considered a prime region for this grape variety. While theyâ€™re nor bargain priced, I think they will appeal to the Pinot fan â€“ whoâ€™s well used to paying premium for their favourite.
Chateau St. Jean delivers a mix of richness, seductive spicy/fruity flavours and something earthy. A good shot of Pinot character for the price. Delicious sipper or food partner.
Buena Vista is one of Californiaâ€™s oldest wineries that recently had a major overhaul by new owners, the Boisset family from Burgundy. Hence the understated, French character in this Pinot. Sure thereâ€™s Californian ripeness and richness, but the overall feeling is down to earth and bistro-ish.
CHATEAU ST. JEAN 11 Pinot Noir, Carneros, California 308221 $19.95
BUENA VISTA 11 Pinot Noir, Carneros, California 304105 $24.95