MariAna Pinot Noir 2004

Price: $8
Maker: MariAna – NOSIO, Mezzocorona, Italy
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, artificial cork
Alcohol: 12.5%
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10

MariAna Pinot Noir 2004 is from Venice, and I have to say that it’s better than any wine I actually had while visiting Venice last fall. The nose is quite mild with cherry and spice notes. The flavor is fruit forward but nicely balanced, with cherry, blueberry, and chocolate matched with a slightly peppery and acidic finish. As one might expect, as a Pinot Noir it’s a bit lighter than other reds, but there’s still plenty of flavor.

MariAna seems to be a brand of Prestige Wine Imports, though it’s not listed on their site. In fact, we found the Web just about completely devoid of information on this wine. That’s too bad, because MariAna Pinot Noir 2004 is a very pleasant wine, and, for my taste (which leans toward fruity but complex reds), is an excellent value.

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  1. You review is the only information I have been able to find on this wonderful wine. My sister bought a bottle somewhere. She doesn’t remember where. We shared it and both absolutely loved it. I have tried everyone source I know to find it. Do you think that it is no longer being distributed?

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