2006 Left Coast Cellars Pinot Noir ‘Cali’s Cuvee’
Oregon pinot noir is one of our favorite wine “types.” Unfortunately, the good stuff is not cheap. This wine from Left Coast, clocking in at about $20, is maybe the best Oregon pinot bargain we’ve had, with the exception of the wines made at Longplay.
Certainly, there is plenty of decent Oregon stuff out there in the mid-teens range, but I think it’s rare to get this level of complexity sub-$30.
So, for the cost of two glasses out at a restaurant, you get a top-notch bottle that tastes like it’s from somewhere specific, with serious spice and some candied (but not too candied) fruit. Delicious. The alcohol is maybe a touch high, but delicious.