When it comes to red wines I am a Cabernet Sauvignon drinker both with food and by itself when I need to sit down and ponder life. However, I have decided to be open minded and see what all the fuss is about regarding Pinot Noir and purchased a medium bottle made in Otago New Zealand which is where some of the better Pinot’s are meant to come from from 'New World'. I tried the Pinot along with a glass of my ‘table’ quality Cabernet Sauvignon I had open (half the price of the Pinot) in order to make the tasting comparisson. I was very under whelmed. I am not sure whether it was because I should have drunk it with food but otherwise it was dull, boring, and tasted like a diluted Shiraz. If it needs to be paired with food that is fine; however, by itself as a thinkers wine it fails and I have not been sold. Happy to be convinced otherwise by regular Pinot drinkers.