Monday, May 12, 2014

Trader Joe's Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir Lot 85, 2012

This Trader Joe's bottling of Russian River Pinot Noir reminds me of other Pinots I have tasted from Russian River, Sonoma Coast or Anderson Valley. I like the profile, relatively high in acidity with concentrated cherry/cranberry smells and flavors.

Medium to light garnet. Very pomegranate. Also red cherries and cranberries. Licorice and dark spices. Good acidity but also ripe fruit, nicely framed. Tannins are present but pleasant to deal with. Long finish.

Another Trader Joe's value: $9.99. I suspect it won't hang around on the shelves too long.

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