Dreambird Pinot Noir

Dreambird Pinot Noir (Handout photo / February 21, 2014)

From: Macedonia

Price: $10

Serve with: Tuna steak, salmon, roast chicken

The is certainly the first wine from the former Yugoslav republic to make its appearance in this space. It's a worthy import at an attractive price for a pinot noir. It's a light to medium-bodied red with good black cherry and raspberry fruit. It's not very complex but there are none of the "off" flavors one often finds with inexpensive pinot noirs. It's comparable to a good regional Bourgogne (Burgundy).

--Michael Dresser