Mirassou Pinot Noir is a staple in my house. It's a crowd-pleaser and a steal at $13.95. Hailing from California, this Pinot Noir is rich, but light in body – there’s no heaviness here. It tastes like your grandmother made a fresh batch of strawberry jam, with strawberries picked fresh from the garden and currants added in for a little something extra. There are also notes of cherries and hints of mocha. Mirassou has made a delightfully drinkable red, but it is still complex and layered. This wine is simply too good not to drink all the time.
The Wine: Mirassou
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Why all the fuss? Well, Pinot Noirs are light in body and generally in alcohol content too, but you don’t sacrifice any taste. In fact, these wines are rich and juicy.
Pinot Noir is also a notoriously fickle grape, which is why it is generally a more expensive red wine. The Pinot Noir grape likes warm days and cool evenings (like me). It’s fragile and a little temperamental at times, but this grape (and wine) so worth it, which is why it's one of my forever favourites.