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Mark West Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

Mark West Pinot Noir 2012

Mark West Pinot Noir 2012

Santa Lucia Highlands, California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $17.99

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.8%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Mark West

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A smooth, supple Californian Pinot Noir with lots of toasty oak, mocha, espresso and coffee on the nose from aging in French oak barrels. Silky tannins. The winery is situated above the Salinas Valley. Pair with coffee-rubbed pork chops or a pepper steak. Yum!

This Mark West Pinot Noir 2012 was reviewed on June 5, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • 318667
  • $11.55 
  • Check Stock
  • AGLC
  • 748445
  • $23.00

Reviews and Ratings

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

These Pinot Grapes reaaly demonstrate where they come from. Cool fog in the morning and a hot, long season means they achieve optimal ripeness, aromatics, and freshness. Over half of Santa Lucia AVA is planted to Pinot Noir.
This Pinot has a super delicate colouration - Pale ruby with some purple tones.
Aromatics of toasted marshmallow, morello cherries, cedar bough, cherry candy, and liquorice.
The flavours are explosively fruity - demonstrating it's terroir well. Lots of cherry, cassis, strawberry jam, and subtle coffee notes.
Enjoy this on its own, but if you must, pair it with tuna, or lochs and bagels.
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The nose is quite complex with notes of dark cherry, chocolate, maybe a little sage or something savory. The palate is equally complex and delightful with rich cherries, dark chocolate, low tannins and medium acidity. Very nice balance with a juicy finish.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A light bodied California Pinot Noir with nice aromas of plum, black cherry, cedar, tobacco and raspberry. It has flavours of black cherry, baking spice and raspberry and has low tannins with moderate acidity. Enjoy on its own or paired with light to medium cheeses, salmon, chicken or lighter red meat dishes.
BJ Oudman rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A sweet little entry level pinot that never fails to impress. Classic barnyard on the nose and strawberry and spice on the palate. Enough body to satisfy the glass on its own, it pairs nicely with roast chicken, grilled salmon or pork loin. I buy this crowd pleaser by the case for those impromptu times when friends drop in unexpectedly.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Mark West's goal was to "craft remarkable California Pinot Noir that delivers exceptional quality at an affordable price" and this wine delivers. Typical aromas of cranberry and raspberries, earth and barnyard. Tart cherry flavours with a touch of sweetness - molasses, brown sugar? Medium acidity and tannins and a lingering finish. This was a gift on Mother's Day from my wonderful husband - and very much appreciated and enjoyed. Tasted - Mother's Day - May 8, 2016.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Black cherry and plum aromas with a little dried herbs and green leaves. Surprisingly light in the mouth with medium- acidity and very round tannins. Tastes are cherry and herb, with that carrying through to the finish.
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

A medium bodied, fruity red that enjoys enticing aromas of dark berries, boysenberries, and raspberries. A sweet entry of brown sugar and molasses is follwed by a bit of orange zest and coriander. The core reveals fleshy plum flavours, with a spicy note of cardamon from oak aging. Rich in texture with a lingering finish.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Un vin rouge fruité au corps moyen qui présente des arômes invitants de baies foncées, de mures de Boysen et de framboises. Son entrée sucrée de cassonade et de mélasse est suivie d’un peu de zeste d’orange et de coriandre. Le noyau révcle

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool

4 Members would buy this wine again

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