2016 Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Lot #79 Carneros Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $14.99. Vinted and bottled by Carneros Cellars, Napa, CA. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose is quite charming, offering aromas of wild strawberry, rose petal, cherry, raspberry and pine. Light to mid weight in style, and very open and giving, featuring an array of dark red fruit flavors. A slightly earthy, mushroom vibe is typical of Carneros. There is favorable juiciness and able oak management (unlike many Reserves that lean heavy on oak). Still perfectly fine when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Incredible value. Score: 90. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Trader Joe's
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