Alcohol content: 13.8%
Description per label: Mark West Winery specializes in Pinot Noir- Sourced primarily from coastal appellations, these vineyards provide grapes of aromatics and flavors…blah, blah, blah… rich in texture with a lingering finish and versatile enough to compliment about any cuisine (food).
To me, the name Mark West conjures up images of the silly Batman of the sixties portrayed by the great Adam West. I find the portrayal of a middle-aged, ambiguously gay bat enthusiast who is heroically bound to the younger, more flamboyant costumed crime fighter worthy of a chuckle from time to time. In seemingly every episode, the dynamic duo would slide down a fire station pole, hop in an oddly modified muscle car and pursue slap fights with heavily made-up oddities. Although the two West’s are probably not related, Mark West is a competent vintner of Pinot Noir nonetheless.