The first taste you pickup from this Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir is black cherry followed by raisin. The tannins in this are more apparent than any other noir I’ve tried. In fact, without knowing the type of wine I would’ve guessed cabernet sauvignon. Initially I wasn’t a fan. The second glass, after the bottled breathed a little tasted much better bringing out the smoother elements of the wine.
Day 2 it was far better. Perhaps even yummy. The tannins and tartness mellowed, replaced by rich noir flavor. This is an interesting wine and proved more challenging than expected for the $6.99 price point. Not a favorite but decent.