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Bottle Price $29.99
Sale Price $22.99 90pts WE
Year 2014
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country United States

Product Code: 2511685

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For years I have stated to my customers that one of our biggest challenges is to find HIGH QUALITY Pinot Noir from California, especially under $20. The number of wines that I taste in order to ferret out true quality is staggering. So many of the wines are sub-par, not even close to what I want to offer.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the crunch was on because NOTHING is better with Thanksgiving fare than great Pinot Noir. The 2014 Paraiso Pinot Noir is a 90 point gem that has been summed up perfectly by Wine Enthusiast as a “perennial great value Pinot.” This wine floored me; it was so good in fact that we went with a big allocation, which allows us to offer it at a great price of $18.99, which is a 35% savings. Making this wine even more appealing was the excellent 2014 Central Coast Pinot vintage, which Robert Parker scored 94 points, the highest in the last 10 years. The 2014 vintage was almost perfect; it was a massive vintage that produced high quality wines.

The 2014 Paraiso Pinot Noir knocked my socks off. It is the best under $20 Pinot we have had this year. Pronounced Pa-rye-zo, the name the Spanish explorers gave the mountainside hundreds of years ago, the wine is from California’s pristine Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey. The region benefits from the cool breezes from the chilly Monterey Bay and is perfect for growing fantastic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Father and son team, Rich and Jason Smith oversee more than 3,000 acres within the region. In addition to making wines, their grapes are sold throughout California to Pinot winemakers looking for the best. Because this is a family endeavor (they have been making wines for 35 years) one that they hope to continue for generations, they make their wines in a responsible manner, and all of their vineyards are Certified Sustainable.

My advice is to back up the truck and buy this for Thanksgiving and beyond. It is a wonderful opportunity.

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