Reviewed on 2019-04-02
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Rating 82
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
California
USA
ABV 13.6%
Price $17.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Happy Hour, Host/Hostess Gifting, Party Wine

Drink If You Like

Gamay, Montepulciano , Pinot Noir

Winc 'Folly of the Beast' Pinot Noir 2017 Review

Beware, there is a lot of talk about the madness and obsession with making consistently great Pinot on the Winc site. I am just not sure this is the wine they are talking about. Thin and lean with no mid palate and void of classic aromas, save for a shadow of where once a cherry swam, is what you get, with maybe some savory notes like black olive but it also is a shell of its once-self. It’s as if the high acidity washed this wine clean of complexity. It can have a purpose though; are you a gallerist? This will work for your next opening where the art is more interesting than the wine. That's about the only place this bottle is worth drinking.

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Winc 'Folly of the Beast' Pinot Noir 2017
Beware, there is a lot of talk about the madness and obsession with making consistently great Pinot on the Winc site. I am just not sure this is the wine they are talking about. Thin and lean with no mid palate and void of classic aromas, save for a shadow of where once a cherry swam, is what you get, with maybe some savory notes like black olive but it also is a shell of its once-self. It’s as if the high acidity washed this wine clean of complexity. It can have a purpose though; are you a gallerist? This will work for your next opening where the art is more interesting than the wine. That's about the only place this bottle is worth drinking.

Reviewed On: 04-02-2019
82
POINTS
Winc 'Folly of the Beast' Pinot Noir 2017
Beware, there is a lot of talk about the madness and obsession with making consistently great Pinot on the Winc site. I am just not sure this is the wine they are talking about. Thin and lean with no mid palate and void of classic aromas, save for a shadow of where once a cherry swam, is what you get, with maybe some savory notes like black olive but it also is a shell of its once-self. It’s as if the high acidity washed this wine clean of complexity. It can have a purpose though; are you a gallerist? This will work for your next opening where the art is more interesting than the wine. That's about the only place this bottle is worth drinking.

Reviewed On: 04-02-2019