We received a care package for Halloween from our friends at Hob Nob Wines with some vino and candy (two of our favorites). One of the wines was a 2010 Pinot Noir from the South of France (where after some research, it appears all the Hob Nob wines come from France). From reading this article, you may also remember how much I adore Pinot Noir wine and how difficult it is to find Pinot Noirs at $10 and under. This wine barely squeezes in with a retail price of $9.99 (and from my research, it appears that the line of Hob Nob wines all retail for under $10).
Visually, the wine was clear with a medium ruby (bordering on purple) color. On the nose, the wine had a medium, developing intensity of black cherry, plums, earth and vanilla. On the palate, the wine had a medium acidity, medium body, medium tannin, medium plus alcohol, medium plus intensity of black cherry, black plum, black currant, earth, vanilla and baking spices (that give it a zing). Medium minus finish. Acceptable to good.