Weekly Wine Deal: 2018 Underwood Pinot Noir
Regular Retail: $13.99
Deal Price: $10.99 a bottle or an additional 10% off a case
Last night my wife stole my bottle of Pinot. It happened to be a bottle of this week's email deal, the 2018 Underwood Pinot Noir. It was an impressively sneaky move on her part. It was about 7pm and I had just rolled in from work. I set the bottle down on the counter, opened the fridge to see what I might be able to shove in my face and when I turned around, BAM, it was nowhere to be found. Then I heard the back door open and a “Bye hon, I have book club and should be home by 10.” NOOOOOOOOO. Door shut. Too late. She was gone. Fortunately for me, despite my wife stealing my ‘sample’ bottle, it’s possible that I might have had a few ‘sample’ bottles of the Underwood Pinot the previous four or five nights and, if I tried hard, I could draw upon those past experiences and craft my sales pitch. So here it goes. We are big fans of the wines from the folks at the Union Wine Company. Between their Underwood and Kings Ridge labels, their wines frequently fill the wine racks at our houses and are featured prominently on our shelves. In fact, you can probably catch me most nights in the summer with a can of either the Underwood Pinot Noir or Pinot Gris in the “water bottle” holder of my cruiser as I make my way along the Southwest Commuter bike path. What can I say, I get thirsty when I’m zipping along at 8 mph.
The 2018 Underwood Pinot has a bright ruby garnet color with a vibrant rim in the glass. It rolls out a pleasant, fresh, focused nose of wild raspberry, cherry, and pomegranate aromas mixed in a cedar spice. On the palate the wine has a nice pop of red berry flavors and is well balanced with an elegant, smooth finish. We have enjoyed this wine from the very first time we tried it. Year in and year out, it continues to offer a great quality Oregon Pinot Noir drinking experience at a very reasonable price. It is an incredibly friendly wine to enjoy by the glass or place it up next to a poached salmon, strawberry salad, baked chicken, or vegetable lasagna. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Cheers.