Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2019

Your New House Pinot Noir: 2019 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir

Do you know how hard it is to find delicious, 90 point-rated Pinot Noir for less than $15? Trust me, it's one of the hardest spots to fill, but I managed to find a great one. The 2019 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir is my pick for the top Pinot Noir value in the world, and we just bought enough to fill a small swimming pool.

Rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast, not only is this delicious, it's also a perfect summer red. I like to enjoy it with a slight chill on these hot and humid summer days we've been having. You will too!

Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir

2019 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 

90 points Wine Enthusiast, 91 points Josh Spurling 

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Many of you probably know Villa Maria for their Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. That is their "cash cow wine," they make and sell a ton of it, and it's fine, but it's their Pinot Noir that really piqued my interest. Here we have a Pinot with classic aromas and flavors of red fruits and spice along with a supple and silky texture. What more could you ask for in a Pinot that sells for less than $15 and as low as $11.50?

One of New Zealand's pioneers of organic and sustainable viticulture, Villa Maria was one of the first producers in the world to go "cork-free." That's right, every bottle of Villa Maria wine is topped with a stelvin closure (aka screwcap). I'm a big fan of this type of closure, as it eliminates the chance for cork taint and ensures quality in every bottle.

I'm sure you want to know what it tastes like, and here are my tasting notes. Beautiful ruby garnet in color, this offers up aromas of warm cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, and allspice. Buoyant and cheerful in the glass, this is light to medium bodied and possesses zesty acidity and super fine tannins. A ton of wine for the money. Buy a bunch! And buy a bunch is exactly what I did.

Wine Enthusiast summed it up nicely too. "This is a bouncy, fresh weeknight Pinot from one of New Zealand’s most well known names. It’s a vivid cherry in both color and aroma, with some stalky, spicy, savory notes along for the ride. The palate is light bodied with crispy acidity, tart red berry flavors and savory undertones. Drink slightly chilled in the spring or summer."

Stock up on this "Weeknight Pinot Noir," and enjoy without guilt with salmon, roast chicken, or a mature cheddar. You can skip the food with this one too, as it makes for a wonderful and fresh aperitif. Like I said earlier, give it a little chill -- it really blossoms and provides maximum refreshment.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville