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Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Seeker Pinot Noir 2011 - Seek It Out For Your Next Pizza!

The Seeker Pinot Noir 2011 - Seek It Out For Your Next Pizza!
A smooth and spicy Pinot Noir for only $10.

100% Pinot Noir from Vin De Pays Du Puy De Dome, France.

SRP of $15 and available for as low as $10. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"The Seeker relentlessly tracks down the world's finest wines across time zones and continents. Our wines are made with care by talented winemaking families, crafting flavorful, individual wines from selected grapes where they grow best. The first Seeker wines come from France, New Zealand and Argentina. If you share the joy of discovery this wine is for the Seeker in you.

Burgundy-born Master Blender Jean-Pierre Rodet crafted this luscious Pinot Noir with fruit from Auvergne, a region in France making Pinot Noir since the 11th century. With aromas and flavors of sweet cherry and spice leading to a smooth finish, this delicious selection lets Pinot Noir's signature silky texture and food-friendliness shine.

13.5% Alcohol"
Let's be honest...great Pinot Noir can be hard to find for $20, much less only $10. So when The Seeker first sent over some wine to be reviewed I was a bit worried. They definitely covered their bases with a great label, a cool story and good branding, but a Pinot Noir for only $10? Could they really pull this off or was this all hype?

Well, I'm happy to report that they not only pulled it off, they pulled it off quite well. The 2011 The Seeker Pinot Noir begins with aromas of cherry, red berry, spice and anise with some underlying earthy notes. The aroma is a bit funky, but that's a good thing! Tasting this light to medium-bodied wine reveals good balance and excellent flavors of bing cherry along with a bit of earthiness. My favorite part is the slow building spice that carries all the way through to the long, dry finish. This is a fabulous Pinot Noir for only $10! Seek it out for your next pizza.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 8.0


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