Today we look at a 2010 pinot noir from California that is $8.50 at Total Wine.
Ho-hum, another California pinot.
BUT WAIT!! Cellar No. 8 pinot is pretty damn good! You can see through it, but I say it’s on the lighter side of medium-bodied. It’s spicy, has subtle tannins, and it’s generally delicious.
“Wow.” The label says it’s earthy and has notes of strawberry jam. For once, I totally agree. True, Cellar No. 8 pinot noir isn’t thrilling. But it is $8.50. Even at $10, I love it. And it’s like a more crowd-pleasing version of Mark West pinot noir, which I also love. Where did all these excellent sub-$15 pinots come from? Incredible. Cellar No. 8 pinot is definitely: