Thursday, July 23, 2020

Drinking At Twice Its Price: Rickshaw Pinot Noir

Scratch that.  More like three times its price.  From the guys behind Banshee, Rickshaw is their second, value-priced line of wines.  As more high-end fruit in California cannot find buyers, keep an eye on labels like this for a bump in quality without a corresponding increase in price.

2018 Rickshaw Pinot Noir California $12
Textbook Sonoma Coast pinot profile, complete with beautiful, exotic spices, some burnt orange smoke, and classically California fruit without the overblown cola factor. Quite a feat at $20, but at $12 it's a bonanza of a bargain for those who like this style - including me.  Tasted twice for the sake of scientific thoroughness, of course.  NOTE: On opening it's a bit thin in the mid-palate. Give it a few hours of air and it will flesh out.

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