This has long been one of my favorite, least expensive Pinot Noirs. It has rich fruit flavors, interesting spice notes and is fairly complex for the price. Plus, it has a moderately long and pleasant finish. It is not your typical California Pinot, but also not quite Burgundian either. But you won’t find many other comparable Pinots for under $25.

WHO Paraiso Vineyards
WHAT Pinot Noir
WHERE California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
WHEN 2007
HOW MUCH $21.99


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  • http://wellesleywinepress.com Robert Dwyer

    I’ve opened 3 bottles of this wine in the past month, and each was different. The first was over-ripe, the 2nd was dominated by dill aromas, and I thought the 3rd was good. Very strange. Not sure what to make of the bottle variation.