Cassini Cellars 2010 Red Carpet Pinot Noir - 85pts

Cassini Cellars 2010 Red Carpet Pinot Noir (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $18-20
Alcohol: 14%
Production: 1049 cases
Date Tasted: September 1st, 2011

Tasting Notes: The "Red Carpet" Pinot Noir is Cassini Cellars' entry-level Pinot produced with minimal oak aging and with the casual meal or get together in mind. The wine delivers as advertised with typical red fruit and subtle forest floor aromas on the light nose and a medium-bodied presentation on the lightly tannic, red fruit palate. Sharp acidity forces the balance askew making the accompaniment of food a warranted necessity. A simple, yet quality wine that will pair with an assortment of roasted meats released at (or below) the $20 mark making it an ideal choice for informal parties when you don't know what will be served. Drink 2011-2013.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011