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J Vineyards 2014 "Russian River Valley" Pinot Noir, CA

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Price: $40
KWG Score: 89.3
No. Professional Ratings: 3
This bright red colored Pinot Noir from J Vineyards opens with a fragrant pomegranate and rose bud like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a cherry and red raspberry blend with mild oak in the background. I also detected a hint of minerality, cola and a dash of black pepper mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for a surprisingly long time. This Pinot is food friendly and would pair nicely with grilled pork tenderloin. Enjoy – Ken


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