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It’s Friday which means the weekend is here and it’s time to get your drink on! Okay, it doesn’t actually mean that. But the weekend offers a great opportunity to get together with friends for good conversation over drinks and food.
These picks are selected specifically for Flipboard readers based on value, quality and a little something extra known as “mojo”.
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Finding a good QPR (quality price ratio) Pinot Noir can be a bit tricky. Pinot is such a temperamental grape—when it’s off, it’s not very good but when it’s good it’s magic in a bottle. Pinot Noir expresses it’s place or terroir more than just about any grape, and it does so pretty dramatically.
Because of how temperamental it is, Pinot Noir is all over the place in terms of quality (read: how much you like drinking it). The grape requires more work in the vineyard and in the winery, which ultimately affects price. You don’t see many $10 Pinots for a reason. It’s not like Chardonnay, Cabernet or Merlot where you can produce the wine more cheaply. With that said, when you find a Pinot Noir for about twenty bucks that blows your socks off, it’s something special.
The Domaine Carneros retails for about $25, it comes from a winery that specializes in growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and it comes from a cool part of Napa where Pinot thrives. Great value for money.