Block Nine’s 2011 Pinot Noir from Caiden’s Vineyards is a very light bodied Pinot, one of the lightest we’ve seen in several months. It’s so light in fact, that it could be mistaken as a rose wine, with it’s beautiful sun-kissed strawberry pink color.
With strong notes of earth and that characteristic tar aroma we’ve grown to love from some Pinot Noir, this wine will go well served slightly chilled with any barbecue you can through at it! At 13.1% ABV it’s not the most potent pinot we’ve come across, yet it holds up well with spicy BBQ, pork and grilled sausage.
Caiden’s Vineyard’s Block Nine is a small production winery focused solely on Pinot Noir, and are based out of St. Helena in Napa Valley. While it’s not a Napa, California location, we think you’re still getting those Napa fruit characteristics for a price low enough ($11.99) that all Pinot lovers can both enjoy and afford to drink often.
From the Wine Maker: “The 2011 Block Nine Pinot is a beautifully long and rich in ripe cherry and berry flavors. The aromas exhibit generous bright fruit with a mix of strawberry, violets, plum, tea, and a hint of clove. Flavorful and silky in the mouth with good body, this wine is seductive showing wild cherries and a hint sandalwood to complete its complex finish.” – We rated this 87 Points.