2011 Kudos Reserve Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $19.99. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light ruby red color in the glass. Aromas of cherries, espresso, dark chocolate and bramble. Middleweight core of tart red fruits including cherries, cranberries and pomegranates superseded by muscular tannins which hang around on the hi-strung finish. This wine is out of sorts with too much acidity and tannins to complement the delicate fruit. Not a very good wine in this vintage. Decent. Reviewed January 19, 2013

Winery: Kudos
From article: Value-Price Pinots