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Weekend Wine: Cono Sur Pinot Noir

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Cono Sur Pinot Noir 2011, $9-$12: This is one of the prettiest Pinots you will find at this price. Adolfo Hurtado, winemaker and the face of this fabulous property in southern Chile, produces the most Pinot Noir of any winery in the country. This one has good balance, with lovely ripe fruit flavors (cherries, strawberries, dark plums), supple tannins and acidity for structure. It’s his entry-level Pinot and has a bicycle on the front label to show the transportation most workers use and underline the environmental spirit of the winery, which emits no greenhouse gases. The wine is widely available, including stores such as Holiday Market, Canton; Plum Market, West Bloomfield; Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren; and Discount Drinks, Wyandotte. The distributor is National Wine & Spirits.