Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review: *** $ Trader Joe's Reserve Pinot Noir Lot #77, Russian River Valley, California, 2011 = BEST VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Trader Joe's Reserve Pinot Noir Lot #77, Russian River Valley, California, 2011, finished at 13.8% alcohol.

In the glass: Light red and brick.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows dry, dusty, pepper and charcoal fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be classic and reserved.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact beaming with fruit, flavor and friendly character.  Still, it does show character, pairing red cherry and dusty tannins.  Keeps spitting fruit into the lengthy, dry finish.

In summary: Overall, rates  three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  A definite best value.  And these are difficult to come by in pinot noirs!

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