Saturday, October 6, 2012

Review: *** $$ Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve, Pinot Noir, California, 2010

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Estate grown wines mean wines whose grapes were grown on the winemakers' own properties, not purchased from other growers.  Typically, such wines are grown in single vineyards, or a small set of identified vineyards, and almost always grown within one AVA, or wine-growing region.  Here is an estate pinot noir that is collected from grapes grown across many Kendall-Jackson - owned vineyards, spread across multiple regions of California.

Original tasting and review : This is Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve, Pinot Noir, California, 2010, finished at 13.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Medium brick red.

On the nose: Poured and swirled vigorously, shows shy, soft cola and berries.  From the aroma, seems like this will be easy-going, perhaps simple.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact soft, fruited and pleasant.  Finish builds for a moment and brings a bit of concentration at the finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir.

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