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Mark West

Mark West – Pinot Noir

Mark West Pinot Noir
Mark West Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir at 6.57 is very average.

3/5 on the Linda Scale.

The following notes are short and tend to be quickly taken after a quick sampling in the evening.

Mark West has a very neutral smell to it.  It is a bit bitter and dry.  This wine knocked me out, but I felt good the next day.

I would not suggest serving this to guests, but it is cheap enough to drink if you find it in your wine cabinet.

Kudos

Kudos – Pinot Noir

Kudos Pinot Noir
Kudos Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir at $15.99 is not a good wine.

2/5 on the Linda Scale

The following notes are short and tend to be quickly taken after a quick sampling in the evening.

Kudos has a very tart taste to it.  It is much better cold, but even then a second glass was not good.  It has a weird taste and a bit of a bite.

Do not serve this wine to quests.

Annabella Special Selection

Annabella Special Selection – Pinot Noir

Annabella Special Selection Pinot Noir
Annabella Special Selection Pinot Noir

This 2012 Pinor Noir at $16.99 is very, very good.

5/5 on the Linda Scale

The following notes are short and tend to be quickly taken after a quick sampling in the evening.

I did not take many notes on this wine, but I do recall being very impressed with it.  It was a super smooth which I like.  I was also very easy to drink.

I would really need a second sampling to know for sure if I would serve this to guests, but I believe it would be a good wine to share with others.

HAHN Winery

HAHN Winery – Pinot Noir

HAHN Winery 2013 Pinot Noir
HAHN Winery 2013 Pinot Noir

This 2013 Pinot Noir is pretty good.

4/5 stars on the Linda Scale.

The following notes are short and tend to be quickly taken after a quick sampling in the evening.

HAHN Winery has a pleasant and fruity aroma.  The taste is smooth, with a slight spice to it, perhaps cherry.

It is an easy wine to drink.  After 2 glasses no issues I had no issues.  The next morning I still felt fine.  Overall, not a great wine, but ok.  A drinkable wine.

If this was all I had I would probably serve it to guests.  As a smooth drinkable wine with no ill effects it isn’t a bad choice.

Pinot Evil

Pinot Evil

Pinot Evil: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
Pinot Evil: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

This Pinot Noir at a cost of $5.99 is a great Chile wine.

5/5 stars on the Linda Scale

The following notes are short and tend to be quickly taken after a quick sampling in the evening.

Pinot Evil is a great deal at the cost.  The bottle is clever which is often a bad sign, but this wine won me over.

It has a very delightful smell with hints of cherry.  Overall is was a great wine for drinking.  My notes to do gush over this wine, but for the price it is hard to pass on.

This is probably ok to serve at dinner, but more appropriate for a night of drinking than a fine dinner.

Sterling Vintner’s Collection

Sterling Vintner’s Collection – Pinot Noir

Sterling Vintner's Collection Pinot Noir 2012
Sterling Vintner’s Collection Pinot Noir 2012

This 2012 Pinot Noir at a cost of $12.99 was extremely good.

5/5 stars on the Linda Scale

The following notes are short and tend to be quickly taken after a quick sampling in the evening.

Sterling Vintner’s Collection is one of the best wines I think I have tried.  The reason I say this is as I look through my notes on this wine I clearly enjoyed it more and more throughout the night.  I returned to my notepad several times to indicate I thoroughly enjoyed this wine.

My initial comments indicate Sterling Vintner’s Collection has a very pleasant smell.  Upon tasting the wine I note it tastes delightful and not bitter.

The following notes are word for word out of my journal:  Seriously a great wine.  One of the best wines I have had in a long time.  Seriously good.

I would not hesitate to serve this wine to guests.

Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler

Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler

Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler 2013 Riesling
Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler 2013 Riesling

This 2013 Riesling at a cost of $9.99 was very good.

4/5 stars on the Linda Scale

The following notes are short and tend to be quickly taken after a quick sampling in the evening.

Overall Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler is a very good Riesling.  It has nice apple tones to it.  The taste is quite rich.  It smells good, very pleasant.

This is an easy wine to drink.  I would be willing to serve this to guests.