07 Oct A Pinot pick for fall – 2019 Banshee Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is an ideal choice for fall.
When the weather turns crisp and cool,
it’s natural to gravitate toward Pinot.
Typically a savory, earthy red, Pinot Noir
has the appropriate “weight” and flavors
for the transition period between the dog days of summer
and the re-appearance of Old Man Winter.
Every Thursday, we highlight a wine that not only
is a good value but is also easy to find both at retail and online.
We call it Wine Thursday!
This week, we’re focusing on a
California Pinot Noir that goes by
an unconventional name.
Did you know that a banshee is a female spirit
whose wailing warns of an impending death in the house?
And are you wondering what that has to do
with a Pinot Noir from California’s Sonoma County?
That makes two of us.
Name notwithstanding, Banshee is one of the
better sub-$20 widely-distributed Pinots.
It’s a light-to-medium bodied red, full of tart fruit flavors
such as cherry and cranberry.
Though it is predominately dry,
it does show just a touch of red licorice on the palate.
With its high acidity, Banshee would be a
good match with lean meats such as
baked chicken and pork roast.
The 2019 Banshee Pinot Noir is at QFC for $17.99.
Safeway’s price is $19.99. Fred Meyer has it for $20.99.
It’s on the shelf at Total Wine for $23.99.
You can order it from Wine On Sale for $17.95
Napa Cabs carries it for $17.99
Mission Wine & Spirits also lists it at $17.99
You’ll find it at The Wine Stop for $18.99