Reviewed on 03-05-2019
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Rating A-
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Monterey County
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.5%
Price $16.00Value Pick Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Dinner Parties, End of Day Sipping, Popping Bottles

Drink If You Like

Gamay, Pinot Noir , Tempranillo

The Full Review

Warm days, cool nights and a long steady growing season makes this AVA of an AVA (Central Coast) a great place for Pinot Noir if the grapes are taken care of. 3 Badge Enology does it right and makes it affordable. This is a great entry into this region with a Pinot Noir filled with juicy cherry fruit along with savory clove, cinnamon and black olive notes, balanced by floral tones of violet and peppermint. The nose will draw you in for your first sip but the palate will grab you with a soft, chewy mouthfeel adding truffled vanilla to the profile. This is one hell of a wine for the price so don’t let the screw cap or name scare you, you will not be disappointed.