With an easy 11.5% alcohol, the 2014 Bistro Pinot Noir, from Barton & Guestier in France, scored a nice 15 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It cost under $18 and at six years old, it is ready. It should be fine for another five to nine years.
Cherry, herbs, classic Pinot notes and very soft tannins making it an easy to drink wine.

The simple lable tells you it’s a fun wine, to sip with cheese or with a complete Bistro meal. We had mixed veggies with beef tips and lots of mushrooms. It worked well.

The wine is from the Ile de Beaute’ and is a simple IGP wine, making it one for everyone and it’s found in French grocery stores It was ruby, with its purple edge already matured into wine red. The wine would satisfy everyone at a party. In Vino Veritas.