VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
November 1, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2014 Trader Joe’s Reserve Lot #109 Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $9.99. Vinted and bottled by Reluctant Wine Co., Arroyo Grande, CA. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Perfumed with aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, spice, and vanilla, picking up more oak notes over time in the glass. Velvety and lush on the palate, with good fruit intensity and drive. Nicely balanced array of purple and black fruits with a hint of oak toast and spice, finishing with good roundness. Impressive harmony. Over delivers for the price. Score: 88. Reviewed December 13, 2016

Winery: Trader Joe's
From article: The Lowdown on Trader Joe’s Pinot Noir