Cost: $14 (BC Liquor Stores)
Tasting Notes: BPDR produces an amazing amount of drinkable wines. The Vin de Pays D'Oc brand is no exception, but it is far from exceptional. This red wine is tasty but has none of the unique Pinot characteristics I was hoping for. The colour is dark red/purple and could be mistaken for any red table wine. The nose has discernible fruit notes of black cherry but lacks complexity. A saving grace is a decent, fresh finish with silky tannins.
I'm searching for my favourite Pinot Noir under $15 and this isn't it. However, it is very drinkable and pleasant enough so don't turn it down if you are offered a glass. - LC