2016 Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Lot 23 Carneros Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $12.99. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of coddled black cherry, spice, cola and fertile earth with oak showing up in the glass over time. Silky in the mouth, with mid weight flavors of black cherry, raspberry, purple plum, mushroom and earth. Elegantly composed, with gossamer tannins, finishing with welcome cherry succulence and a bit of tobacco oak. A very good value. Score: 87. Reviewed January 6, 2018

Winery: Trader Joe's
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