Review: 2010 Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi
Noble Vines uses cryptic numerology to name its wines… but savvy wine drinkers will recognize these three-digit numbers as grape clone varieties, 337 being a French vine stock from Bordeaux.
Transplanted to Lodi, Noble Vines puts 337 to good use. It’s a very food-friendly wine, big raspberry and blackberry on the nose, with a dusting of allspice. The body is jammier than the nose would indicate, though it’s not so sweet that it loses its backbone. At $12 a bottle, it’s even harder not to like.
B / $12
I actually just tasted the cab, merlot and pinot noir this weekend at my liquor store. I’ve got to say that the pinot was a standout! It maybe the best $10 pinot I’ve ever had especially considering that most $10 pinot is undrinkable!