Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Value-Priced Pinot Noir

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Value-Priced Pinot Noir

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Like many bargain hunters, I'm always looking for inexpensive pinot noir that truly has the characteristics of this delicious but finicky grape. It's not an easy task because better pinot noir wines are generally expensive to make, as the grapes are hard to grow and require a great deal of hard labor. Although budget pinot noir can often be thin and bland, the Cross Springs reviewed below is a winner in the under $10 category.

Cross Springs Family Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Colusa County, Calif.

Bought * Wine Merchant, 7817 Forsyth Boulevard, in February for $9.99

Description * This silky, light-bodied red comes from little-known Colusa County, located just east of Lake County and northeast of Napa in California's Central Valley. Vinted and bottled by the Shannon Ridge Winery, this flavorful pinot noir tastes of ripe black cherries and vanilla from oak aging. …

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