This is a great wine for the price. We've also used it in sauces and a fantastic beef burgundy. Then we finish off the bottle at dinner. It has become one of our "house" wines.
Smooth and light
This nicely priced Pinot Noir reminds me of sitting at a sidewalk table in Paris sipping lovely wine and admiring the view. Very smooth and light, good with all types of food or as an anytime wine.
I am constantly trying different Pinot Noirs and this gave me a smooth butter feeling and taste. Will buy lots more, can't beat the price!
Thank you Total Wine for this little gem!
Smooth, balanced and enjoyable, baby - under $10.00?... huh?!... a sensational value. I can't keep enough in the apartment.
Truly an enjoyable bottle, will buy more!!
Best $10 Wine I've Ever Bought
This wine lives up to it's reputation. Though I am not a red wine drinker, I'll just believe all the positive comments of our guests.
I already plan to buy more of it for my holiday party.
cheap pinot noir
tastes great and smooth!
this the best 10.00 bottle of wine we have had in a long time.
Totally refreshing tast for an evening of fine dining
Great value Pinot
I am not much of a Pinot Noir drinker - more of a cab fan - but this is a very nice wine.
Smooth and easy to drink. On my list as a great value Pinot worth having on hand for company.
Great find for Pinot under $10
Decanted for 2.5hrs. Nice nose of red cherries, earth and hints of spice. Flavors of cherries and blackberries. Light to medium bodied and well balance. Great QPR especially considering hard to find good pinot in this price range. Will buy definately buy again.
Nice Every Day Pinot Noir
Inexpensive "drinkable" Pinot Noir is a bit of a challenge to find. This wine fits that niche.
The beauty of this wine is that it is so well balanced. There is no one component that "blows you away", however there are so many nice little nuances that make this so easy to drink. Nice berry fruit, a little spice, and refreshing acidity on the finish. Pairs well with grilled salmon, turkey, and grilled pork loin. This is a "buy it by the case" find. Don't miss it!
This is our house wine. We have probably had 30 cases over the last 3 years. Very reliable, very little bottle variation. I think it is delicious, on par with a well made village Burgundy. Unbelievable at this price point!!!!
Quality French Pinot
This wine has a nose of cherry cola and a wonderful silky taste. The finish is long and pleasant. Will add to my regular rotation.
When I pass by New Jersey, I can't resist making a stop in the store. I always pick up my favorites, plus some odd bottles of those recommended. This was recommended by JR and he was on the money. Fantastic bouquet; smooth finish........excellent value. Accompanies chocolate, a fine cigar, or a good meal.
We had a party and picked up a case of this. It was very good, and a crowd favorite. I had multiple emails from people the following week wondering what the vintage and winery was so they could buy it on their own. And when I told them it was $9.99/bottle, they didn't believe me!
Great summer or any time red
What a pleasant surprise. Light flavorful. A red that doesnt taste like chewing on a 2 x 4! Will make a wonderful summer red and the price point is under $10
Day 2 was key
This wine seemed to be off on day 1. I corked it back and had it again on day 2. The difference was night and day. The balance came through on day 2.
A simple, smooth palate with a very nice finish. Priced under $10 and a value. My wife loves this wine.
ENJOYED PINOT VERY MUCH. MUCH BETTER WITH AERATION, SLIGHTLY CHILLED.HOLDS UP WELL AGAINST MORE PRICEY BOTTLES
warm, smooth, enjoyable
Mike even liked this wine. It has a warm smooth taste. I don't know how to review wines yet but this is really good.
Uncomplicated, but enjoyable. Nice Pinot Rosé.
Nicely balanced, a departure from the tart pinots at this price range.
A Very Good Buy for the Money
it is light and mediume bodied, with soft finish and nice complex aroma. Will buy it again
Will buy it again
took a chance because of the inexpensive price, but this is a good wine. Little light at first but got better over time.
One of the best Pinot Noir I have ever tasted, regardless of the price. Served it with Thanksgiving dinner this year and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Great Dinner Wine (2007)
This is a great wine at a great price. Although a 2007 (young) we paired this wine with our Thanksgiving dinner, which included Turkey, Ham and Salmon. This wine paired very well with all. Dry earthy beginning turning to a flavorful strong raspberry and blackberry. The tart ending is likely due to the youthful age of the bottle. I bought a case and am cellaring most of it to 2010.
French pinot. 2007
Light but not watery. Meant to be an inexpensive table wine. Great "drinkability".
Great with pork chop and risotto
Nice unassuming wine
Just fine for dinner at home or sipping. Light flavors, not very complex, smooth tannin. Held up nicely with meatloaf, potatoes lyonnaise, did not overwhelm cauliflower. Quality matches price. Do not overchill!
Our New House Pinot
This is a Pays D'oc wine, not a true Burgundy. As such it is a tremendous value with lots of Burgundy barnyard and fruit. The flavors are not powerful but I wouldn't expect that at this price. We've tried the 2006,2007 and reserve. Prefer the non reserve bottlings. Also, the wine holds up and even improves when vacu-van'd and left to sit on the counter for a few days. Recommend decanting or large glasses on the first night you drink this.
An expensive and pleasant Pinot Noir. It was much better than I had expected. Great value.
One of the better Pinot Noir I had, if not the best, for under $10. Not as much depth or complex as the Bella Glos, overall more complex than others I have had. This one was recommended by Tom, and as always he chose well...
Very Good Pinot Noir with Excellent Value
We have been very pleased with this Pinot over the past few months but it was an added pleasure when all of our dinner guests last week commented on how much they enjoyed this wine.
8 of 10 stars
Quite nice..drank on 6-28
Good Pinot, great value
by Robert 22033
It's hard to find an inexpensive Pinot Noir that you want to drink, but this one worked for me. It seemed a bit weak the first night, but I finished the bottle the next evening and was very pleased. But it's a 2006 -- so I guess it really needed to be decanted. I'll definitely buy this again. Maybe the first night was a fluke --I'll update this review after I try another bottle.
I like it for the value
I think I paid about $10 for this and that is at least what I got. I love the funky/earthy Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis, and Vougeot wines of Burgundy and the black tea, spicy pinots from Carneros but had none of those expectations. I expected light with a balance of fruit and earth without much power on the nose or palate. While the nose was a little too soft in intensity, the palate was pleasant with raspberry, red cherry, and a pleasant finish of stone and earth. Nothing exciting, but also not $100 - $400.
Nice Simple Wine
A nice wine to enjoy with a spicy dishes. Mild and fruity in the front with a very subtle peppery feel in the end. A good wine for $10, though it is not what I expected from a French Pinot.
Great Value for Pinot
Unlike some other reviewers, I think this Pinot is a superior value. Is it a Willamette Pinot? No, it isn't. It's not as strong and doesn't cost as much either. It is a nice medium bodied Pinot. It makes a great every day table wine.
Great value for the money
Amazingly fruity for a French wine. I was struck by the vibrant color after pouring my first glass. There are raspberry and blueberry flavors, lively enough to make you think this is a California Pinot. I'll certainly buy another bottle.
Good, but not great
Enjoyed it, but not great. Will try it again
Pretty good. Not great, but pretty good.
Smooth and floral. Of course, I'm used to "bigger" California Pinots, so the Frenchie stuff tends to be a bit light for me, though this one is fruity and complex, dry. Give it a whirl with some lamb.
Let it sit
Got better while it breathed in the glass. deserves a good review, but thought it would be better because of rating hype.No, I don't put ice in my wine.
Fancy Label, Above Average Wine
This is a basic Pinot Noir. I've had better Pinots even around the same price point, but it is more difficult now to find those vintages. I got a simple cherry off the nose. On the palate, I got subtle hints of black currant, oak, nut, and vinegar. It got better as the drinking progressed.
Nice wine. Had with CHinese. Handled breathing well.
light and balanced
Its not bad for the price, somewhat light, tanins do not overpower the fruit. improved after it was poured.
PRIVATE - Buy more
based on the extensive positive comments on this wine being such a good buy for the $, we should get more.
Light & Fruity Good QPR
Fruity, light, with a slight tartness at the end. Fine for less than $10.
2006 D'Autrefois PN "Reserve" (Not Listed)
by Thumper 12141604
To paraphrase what frequent Wine Access review contributor "Big Daddy" once observed about another unexpectedly lighter wine, "This 2006 PN "Reserve" is like a Beaujolais on Steroids!" It exhibits signature Gamay characteristics: earthy, fruity, raspberries, cherries, devoid of meaningful tannins, a tad hot on the fleeting finish. Serve slightly chilled with lighter meats and softer cheeses. Affordable party sipper. Recommended.
I was pleasantly surprised by this wine. It was recommended by the staff, so I tried it. For $9.99 you can't go wrong. Tip: Decant first.
Personally I think it's the best $10 Pinot Noir I've ever tasted. It's fairly complex and maybe a little bit fruity, but still...$10. You can't beat it with a stick.
Good French wine for the money. Medium body and a nice finish.
Nice and good value
Medium body with good berry and slightly tart finish. Not as light as some CA pinots a bit more complex. Drank watching 3:10 to Yuma. The pairing went well.
Solid little Pinot
Most Pinot Noirs under $40 are undrinkable--that's a fact. :) PN is a tough grape to vinify and most wineries aren't up to the task. Don't expect a lot of complexity here, but you do get a nice nose, some varietal flavors, and and a short clean finish. Romanee Conti it ain't, but $10 you gets you a brief peek at heaven even if it leaves you standing outside the gates.
I actually thought this to be a little flat and not really what I expect out of a Pinot Noir. I am much more familiar with California Pinots, and if this is typical of French Pinot, I think I'll stick with the USA.
Good value, nice wine
Medium-bodied, medium finish, great with spicy foods which will bring out a pronounced "kick" in the finish. Typically French lack of fruit flavors, fairly mellow in taste. When held in the mouth it quickly flattens out but livens up upon ingesting. Would also go with any mildly flavored or light food as it wouldn't overpower.
This is my first taste of a Pinot Noir so I rated it an "average" as I have nothing to compare it to taste wise. This bottle was suggested by TW staff.
at under $9.99
I picked this up on sale for $6.99 which was a steal but then they raised the price to $9.99 and then put it into a group that its no longer stood out.
soft texture, pleasant Pinot Noir
smooth and fruit forward, light in body, but not worth buying again. Like more complex style. Symple!
Not the cream of the (French) crop
by Spanish Bob
The title of this review says it all. Total Wine needs to practice truth in advertising. They're "Wine Buyer's" comments card on the shelf touts this as a bargain at the price, but it can't hold up to the 2007 Ropiteau at a better price. Perhaps they overbought the D'Autrefois. If you want an easy drinking, every day (dare I say it "French" Pinot) buy the Ropiteau and buy it by the case.
Lance & Susan
by Lance & Susan
We did not care for this wine at all. Maybe we got a bad bottle too. Ours had a mild vinegar taste & was a little to dry for us. We decanted it with no improvement.
Too earthy for me
I really didn't like this wine. I'm experimenting with Pinot's in the $11 range, and my expectations are lower in this range than for the Bear Boat's and other $20+ wines. D'Autrefois is far too earthy, silty for me. Certainly a very big cherry flavor to it, but not quite pleasant to me. I am a big fan of Castle Rock in this price range, so if you dislike the smoothness and light berry flavor of Castle Rock you might like D'Autrefois. Woof!
A modest wine, light to medium body, with simple berry flavors. It had a slightly tart finish.
Borderline value for $10. Tasted a little better after breathing for a few hours.
light, watery, not much body. would not try again
My bottle had a strong vinegar taste.
I think I got a bad bottle. Tasted like vinegar