Costing under $20, with 14% alcohol, the 2014 Koyle Costa Pinot Noir from Chile scored 15 points on the Dionysian scale.

When opened, the wine was filled with black cherry and oak. Beautiful, but within forty-five minutes, a lot of the aroma faded like a new Beaujolais usually does. It was well balanced and at seven years old, had young deep ruby color.

The wine was enjoyable with roast beef and a large variety of veggies. Even after the nose faded, it went well with soft cheeses after dinner.

The wine comes form the cool Colchagua Costa region of Chile and they’ve been making wine since 1985. I expect them to get even better very soon. In Vino Veritas.