Trader Joe’s provided me with this bottle of French Pinot Noir for about $6 (or there abouts): MGM – Martine Galhoud Moulin – Pinot Noir 2009. Really nice for the price.
It has aromas of cinnamon toast and cherry candy, with hints of raspberry and leather. It tastes smooth and light with penetrating yet balanced fruit and a great finish. At 12.5% alcohol, it’s worry-free, gulpable Pinot pleasure.
The simply elegant label could make this a classy party pour, but if you’re in the entertainment industry make sure the party is for the right studio. The prominent “MGM” might be misconstrued.
For those who care about such things, this Pinot Noir comes from a strange terroir in France: Languedoc. Not that Languedoc is strange, it’s just that it’s very unusual for Pinot Noir to come from this part of France. Languedoc is the hot southern mediterranean coast of France, know for grenache, carignan, mourvedre, merlot, cab, and syrah… but definitely not Pinot Noir.