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

2016 Charles Shaw California Pinot Noir

5% alc., $3.99, twist-off Helix cork. Made with CCCF certified organic grapes. · Light ruby red color in the glass. Upon opening, the nose offers aromas of cherry and mocha, fading quickly and giving way to aromas of plum, wilted rose, oak and a slight vinegar note. A simple quaff, with a dark cherry fruit core, low acidity, a shallow mid palate and a short, slightly sweet finish. The wine is silky in texture as one expects from Pinot Noir, but there are strange non-fruit flavors, including vegetal and spoiled nut tastes, as well as other unappetizing flavors that are hard to pinpoint. Unappealing, but about what you would expect from a $3.99 Pinot Noir. Score: 79. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Trader Joe's
From article: Trader Joe’s Touting Charles Shaw Wines Made With Organic Grapes