I found this one at (shock, surprise!) Aldi. I thought, $4.99 isn’t bad for a pinot, let’s give it a whirl. I had the damn bottle for over a week and haven’t tried it. Last night after the 2-mile walk, I decided to celebrate being alive, and so I popped the sucker and had a glass. I wasn’t disappointed, for once (Aldi’s track record with wine isn’t a good one, at least where my reviews are concerned).
When opened and aired for a hour, it had a nice, pleasant aroma to it. There wasn’t any acidity or fragrance of anything beside fruit. It has a nice, purple hue to it. First, second, and third tastes yield a pleasant surprise of black cherry and plum, but not overwhelming on either point. It has a light, airy taste, typical of a pinot noir. No lingering aftertaste, just nice notes of jammy plum fruit. It does end with a slight peppery kick, but it’s not like you’ve inhaled a fucking pepper shaker, like some wines I’ve had the unfortunate luck of drinking recently.
As I said, this beauty retails for $4.99 and is available at only Aldi, at least to my knowledge. I would have to say it’s pleasant all around. I had it with turkey burgers and a salad with tuna and greens. It was the perfect match. I would recommend this wine for an economical value. Estancia it’s not, but it’s pretty good for an Aldi wine.