A search for the most affordable Pinot

In the search for ever more affordable Pinot Noir, California producers are looking abroad. The 1.5 litre offering from Gallo’s Twin Valley line now sports an Italian origin.

Gallo Twin Valley Provincia di Pavia Pinot Noir nv                                This is certainly made to achieve a budget price point in that there isn’t much concentration. The alcohol shows a bit as well. At least it isn’t flabby. Imported and bottled in Modesto 13% $6.79 for a 1.5 litre bottle at Bottle Barn Twin Valley

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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