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!