2020 Trasiego Wines Pinot Noir "Red Quartz"
Casablanca Valley, Chile
This is an absolutely quaffable value of a Pinot Noir. Weighing in at a lean 13.5% alcohol it’s a wine that can be enjoyed on a weeknight but doesn’t lack in weight or satisfaction. After 10 minutes it develops a core of red fruit that is feathering pure strawberry, Swanton Berries in fact not the big box ones with the white centers. Try a reverse seared pork loin with a cranberry reduction. ~Joe Cannistraci, Enoteca Direct