2013 Four Graces Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Pinot noir fans take note of this one. Costco’s price is $22.99 and the wine is worth every penny (Wine.com sells it on sale for $29). This is a lovely Pinot that pours dark and rich in the glass, leading you to believe it’s an entirely different wine. But once you get into it, it’s rich, yes, but gentle and elegant. I really enjoyed this one all around.
As I mentioned the wine pours a darker purple than you would expect from most Pinots. This was immediately noticeable. The nose was wild berries, with some floral elements. And that rich dark wine feels a nice medium in body in the mouth, with nice fruit, strawberry, cranberry and wild cherry flavors. Slight spice to the finish along with white pepper, and a touch of anise. The finish is perhaps the highlight if this one doesn’t sound good enough already. Dry and lasting finish that just went on and on.
This is a nicely assembled Pinot, very food friendly or just fine on it’s own as we enjoyed it. And Costco’s price seems unbeatable.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 Points
Costco item number: 796182
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA