2018 Veramonte Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley $13 - 89 Points

If Netflix and chill were a wine, this would be it. Classic garnet color with brilliant clarity, the aromas aren't terribly exciting and the profile is somewhat monolithic, but the palate/price combo more than make up for it. Plush cherry and relaxed plum flavors are framed by equally languid acidity and soft oak. Don't let the barnyard first impression deter you - it blows off quickly. Exceedingly user friendly, this pinot is a crowd-pleaser and a fantastic value. 89 points (Sample)