Kim Crawford 2016 Pinot Noir New Zealand ($16.99)
You may know Kim Crawford’s Sauvignon Blanc, a classic example of the country’s iconic wine style, which gives tasters the one-two punch of tropical fruit (mango and papaya) with the addition of pungent green, fresh grass and grapefruit citrus. The average price tag of $14 is hard to beat when you want a fresh, fruity, uncomplicated wine.
This Pinot Noir is its red counterpart. It provides a mouthful of red cherries and raspberries on a silky smooth palate with a refreshing lift of acidity. It is an easy-drinking and very enjoyable wine with an equally pleasing price tag.