Jargon

Owner(s) Trinchero Wine Estates
Web site www.jargonwines.com
 
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Jargon is one of 25 labels of Trinchero Wine Estates. This Pinot Noir has a California appellation and is sourced from several regions. The name "Jargon" is a stab at the prevalence of pretentious wine-speak, a condition the producers term "jargonitis."

The wine is widely distributed in the retail market (30,000 cases).

Reviewed Wines

2009 Jargon California Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $10, screw cap. · Moderately light purple-red hue in the glass. Fresh scent of berry jam, spice and vanilla. Medium weighted flavors of red berries and spiced cherries wrapped in supple tannins. Nicely balanced with a silky texture that makes for easy drinking. Definitely tastes like Pinot and will please many at this price. Good Reviewed May 15, 2011 ARTICLE »

2007 Jargon California Pinot Noir

30,000 cases, $10, screw cap. The price is not a misprint. This was a surprising find at the Pinot Noir Summit. The representatives who were pouring the wine were not well informed and the website doesn’t reveal much information, but then, that is the whole idea behind this Pinot Noir. Just drink it, don’t dissect it! The wine is one of 25 labels of Trinchero Wine Estates, apparently from estate vineyards in Monterey and “the Delta.” This is an “anti-snob” wine and the website, wwwjargonwines.com, encourages the use of plastic cups. The name “Jargon” is a stab at the prevalence of pretentious wine-speak, a condition the producers term “jargonitis.” The 2006 vintage is widely accessible in retail stores and the 2007 vintage will be more available soon. · This is about as easy going a Pinot Noir as you will ever find. Bright red fruits, juicy and delicious, with a soft and smooth mouth feel and no tannins in sight. Not a nuanced wine and lacks complex aromas and flavors and a lengthy finish but it is a lovable wine that is well-crafted. In simple jargon: a good drink. Reviewed April 18, 2009 ARTICLE »

2007 Jargon California Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $12, screw cap. · Moderate reddish-purple color. Dark stone fruits are featured on the nose and palate, particularly spiced plum. The nose veers to prune, dark chocolate and marzipan in the glass over time. A hint of roasted quality spoils the decent fruit core which has a citrus underpinning. A basic Pinot. Not as good as the last time I sampled it several months ago. Decent (-). Reviewed July 9, 2009 ARTICLE »