We’re always on the lookout to try new wines from different areas and this one fits the bill – a Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Argentina. I had to look up exactly what area is categorized as Patagonia, and it’s essentially the southern tip of the continent, shared by Chile and Argentina.
It’s probably not the first region you gravitate to for your Pinot Noir, but it’s one that you should definitely try as this bottle surprised me. I see Suckling has given the wine incredible ratings of 93-94 over the past few vintages.
Poking around online it looks like this bottle sells for $20-21, so Costco’s price of $14.99 is solid too.
In the glass the wine pours a pale ruby with spicy black cherry on the nose; delicate in the mouth, on the light side in body, barely medium bodied; rather elegant and restrained.
Flavors of mostly red fruit, dominated by cherry and raspberry; on the finish is a little lingering cranberry with vanilla and light oak; good acidity throughout.
This wine might seem a little light on your first taste, but it packs a pretty good punch once you get into it. It just might be time to expand your Pinot Noir horizons with this bottle. I’m glad I did.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 points
Costco item number: 1437365
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA