Thursday, October 27, 2011

Murphy-Goode 2009 Pinot Noir

Murphy-Goode 2009 Pinot Noir, $9.99-$18.99, 89+ points, is a remarkable achievement in a value-quality Pinot Noir. 
I bought this at Market Basket in Londonderry this morning for a remarkable $9.99 (What a steal), and I left only two bottles for all you other folks (Who knows-maybe there was more in the storage room).
The color is more purple than the other Pinots we've tried lately, and having a prune tint.
The nose is a toasty Red cherry, the flavor is a juicy strawberry-cranberry with a light to medium body, and the finish is a fair "fireball" cherry.
This wine is vibrant and lively and, as is the case with Pinot Noir wines, will pair nicely with a wide variety of cuisine; we found it paired perfectly with a Porterhouse steak with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli.
Market Basket Supermarkets often do a great job of making "good" wine available at affordable prices; at the store I was at this morning they also had the Yering Station Yarra Valley 2007 Pinot Noir for $14.99. What a deal!

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  1. I miss the days of buying alcohol in grocery stores. Thanks for the review Dennis. A little too sweet-sounding for my liking but glad it paired well nonetheless. I think I'm more of a Zin guy.

  2. Finally got on-line, because Twelve inches of snow on trees covered with summer and autumn leaves has crushed trees here and everywhere. The Peterboro area got more than two feet of snow; I've never seen this in my life!
    Ben, try the French PN I just reviewed: perfectly "DRY".