Originally planned for a big-name brand’s premium label, the St. Somewhere started as a blend of Pinot Noir sourced from some of California’s finest coastal vineyards. Somewhere along the way, however, winemakers accidentally added in a small portion of Pinot Noir from Oregon. Oops. Though the overall amount of Oregon wine was minuscule – 0.15% of the juice – labeling laws prevented this wine from being marketed as a purely California Pinot. Thus, the intended premium label was no longer an option.
*St. Somewhere Pinot Noir is currently available in Trader Joe’s stores where wine is sold. It is $6.99 plus tax unless otherwise noted here: NH: $8.99; OH: $9.99. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff.