Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021

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Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021

The Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021 is a $6.89 wine at Costco. The .89 indicates that this is a special price and may not last.

Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021

This is a wine produced by Precision Wine Company located in Napa, California. They have about 25 brands and made wine for Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Costco.

The Monterey County AVA is north of Paso Robles and south of San Francisco. It has a wide variety of grape-growing climate conditions and soil types.

It has plenty of vineyards near the Pacific Ocean, giving the grapes cool weather and a full growing season. There are sub-AVAs inside of Monterey County that can produce highly touted expensive wine and the wines from the general Monterey Couty designation can provide excellent value.

The Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021 is 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Syrah. Typically speaking Pinot Noir does not need a splash of Syrah, which may indicate that this Pinot Noir is made in the more dull style like Meiomi and not classic Pinot Noir.

The wine was aged in American oak for 12 months which is a long time for a $6.89 wine. American oak has a wider grain than French oak so it can impart more influence into the wine. I suspect that much of the oak was used. Each time a barrel is used in the aging process it has less oak flavoring to give. The alcohol content is stiff for a Pinot Noir 14.5%.

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The Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021 Tasting Notes

The color is a see-through garnet red. The nose is black cherry, herbs, crushed fall leaves, vanilla, a little milk chocolate, and plum. The Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021 is soft and smooth with simple, but rich flavors.

This Pinot Noir tastes like ripe cherries, exotic spice, plum, a little vanilla cream, and cranberry. The mid-palate shows orange zest, dried strawberry, and pomegranate.

The tannins are smooth and the acidity is balanced allowing the flavors to fully unfold.

The Summary

  • The Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021 is a lot of wine for $6.89.
  • It splits the difference between the new style of Pinot Noir and the classic.
  • It is tasty and easy to drink!
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