gia pinotThis is part of Gia Coppola’s line of wines. Gia is the grand daughter of Francis Ford Coppola and a filmmaker in her own right, and is apparently following grandpoppa’s footsteps in the wine business as well.

The wine is pretty, pretty, pretty. Cranberry, strawberry, soft peppery notes and a hint of oak are set off by lovely floral aromas in the background. It is soft, smooth, and a bit meager on the palate but is a decent rendition of inexpensive village Pinot Noir from the lesser sites in Burgundy, although the hints of residual sugar gives its American roots away. The finish is a little tart but has good length  and crazy low alcohol for an American wine. There is a place for this wine, more delicate and refined than most inexpensive Pinot Noir.

A wine as light as Air—All I Need

Score: 87

Price: $14 but often available for much less

Alc: 11.5%