Jargon Wines, Pinot Noir, 2006 ~ $9.99

jargon_frontTasting Jargon’s Pinot Noir was probably the most fun I’ve had tasting a wine by myself. What does this say about the wine itself? Loads, as can be seen by their website: www.jargonwines.com. The balding white guy, laid in a fanciful red coat, spider webbed pants and what seems to be sockless shoes, speaking into a megaphone reading from “Wine Speak,” is from what I can gather about Jargon the farthest from any personality that produces this wine. The wine is laid back, not overbearing, and without expectation for its tasters. “This is an anti-snob zone. Though not ideal, plastic cups are perfectly okay to use with our wine.” Well this is a far cry from the ‘fancy glass advocates.’ Yet, those same advocates would probably agree that this wine does not need a large crystal bowl on a stem for sniffing and tasting. It just isn’t that complex, so chalk it up with the box wines and Kendall Jacksons. Oh, and it has a screw cap. *gasp* I know! That just makes this wine all the more ready for the unused beer pong cups from last weekend.

The reality, however, is that Jargon’s Pinot Noir is pretty damn good. Use a big crystal bowl with a stem, and you might be surprised. Fruity with mild tannins, there’s a hint of green pepper and spice on the tongue. Many casual wine drinkers will absolutely love this wine. Many of my friends really enjoy the sweet whites or the dark, spicy reds. This wine is a nice balance of sweet and spice, and will assuredly please your craving for the nectar of the gods.

Some good food pairings would be pizza, pasta, poultry, or as my roommate Nate and I did, with homemade pea soup.


Getting back to Jargon’s website…it is awesome. I love their “Fun Page” where you are prompted to fill out a survey to see if you have “Jargonitis,” a zombie-like state where one is completely debilitated and paralyzed when perusing a store’s wine selection. Not to discriminate against any wine-loving zombies out there. My diagnosis? “Napatitis Nervosa: Ah, clearly you love wine, but may be overly concerned with what other people think. You may even be in danger of succumbing to a loathsome condition known as ‘Wine Snobbery.'” What follows is a prescription which includes the well-placed, “Buy our wine!” Cheap marketing, but hey it works! So yes, I have Napatitis Nervosa. That can only mean one thing: drink more wine!

Rating: 84/100


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Picoleuses on January 2, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Did enjoy this Just a good wine from `JARGON.



  2. Just tweeted about this.
    It’s that surprisingly good.
    Had it with a feckin luvly mushroom marsala.
    Tummy = CONTENTED. Keep up the good work, Jargon.
    HEY! Make a Grigio! *grins*


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