We almost hesitate to mention this enthusiastic recommendation from Wine Spectator for value buy of the week, because the editors tend to pick somewhat obscure wines. And after Wine Spectator gives a wine a good notice, it disappears pretty quickly from store shelves.
However, if you're an intrepid seeker of wine values, or if you just get lucky and see this at your local wine shop, it sounds like a steal.
Why? Because any California Pinot Noir that rates an 88 and costs only $8 is well worth trying.
The pick this week is Red Tree Pinot Noir 2008. The editors said "it offers baked cherry pie, with rhubarb and blueberry, showing a wonderful fruit profile that's spicy, elegant and easy to drink. Great balance. Drink now."
Cherry pie. Rhubarb and blueberry. All of our favorite fruit flavors!