Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.
Acrobat Pinot Noir
Cost: $18 (average)
Jess - 4/5
Rating: 90 (Wine Enthusiast)
Travis - NA
Here is another wine I enjoyed on a business trip to San Antonio, TX. I always try to take the opportunity to explore local favorites when I travel. Zocca in the Westin hotel in the Riverwalk area did not disappoint.
It was a cozy atmosphere and there were lots of tables with views of the river. The wine list did not disappoint either. Since I was planning a meal of seafood and alfredo pasta, a lighter red wine was in order and this one was a great one to start off with.
~ Acrobat Oregon Wines
- Winery: Acrobat Oregon Winery
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Varietal/Blend: Pinot Noir
- Fermenting/Aging: 6 months French in oak
This bright ruby wine is very aromatic with aromas of red fruits and cherry. It was on the tart side and reminded me of a cherry pie - the tart cherries, vanilla, and other spices. The finish was very light and satisfying, not to dry.
This wine pared very well with fried calamari I ordered. The fruit-forward flavors complemented the lemon aioli that was served with the calamari. I could see myself pulling out a bottle of this wine this summer with some BBQ fish and a fresh fruit salad.
The Pinot Gris from Acrobat also made #1 on Wine Enthusiast's 2016 Top 100 list and Fortune's list of Best wines under $15. I'm going to have to give that one a try too for a later Wine Down Wednesday post!
Are you looking for other moderately priced great wines? Check out our list of great wines under $25!