Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir California Vintner's Reserve 2009

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Fairly herbal on the nose. Not intensely but noticeably herbal before chocolate and blackberry notes become more obvious. This is smooth as silk in... Read more

Cherry, black pepper, and oak on the nose; the oak is more subtle in the mouth. A fruit forward wine that paired well with duck breast. Read more

The 2002 Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir is a blend of equal parts fruit from Monterey, Santa Barbara, and the North Coast. It offers pleasant currant... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir California Vintner's Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,330
3.50 5
11/19/2012

Fairly herbal on the nose. Not intensely but noticeably herbal before chocolate and blackberry notes become more obvious. This is smooth as silk in the mouth with integrated acidity and soft tannins embedded in rich yet not particularly intense blackberry, black cherry and currant fruit. There's a nice dollop of vanilla spice ice cream on the back end, then more black cherry and vanilla ice cream flavors on the modest finish. Lots of easy appeal. 87pts


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Snooth User: Mimi Kim
6488783,072
3.50 5
02/18/2012

Cherry, black pepper, and oak on the nose; the oak is more subtle in the mouth. A fruit forward wine that paired well with duck breast.


External Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir California Vintner's Reserve

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2002 Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir is a blend of equal parts fruit from Monterey, Santa Barbara, and the North Coast. It offers pleasant currant, plum, and dried herb characteristics in addition to a pleasant, open-knit style, good fruit, and medium body. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A real breakthrough is the 2008 Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve Pinot Noir. Entirely from Jackson Estate vineyards, this wine is loaded with rhubarb, wild strawberry, cherry, and berry fruit in a medium-bodied, very Pinot Noir-tasting style. Dark ruby-colored with good freshness and liveliness, there are just under 100,000 cases of this Pinot Noir. The lowest level of the Kendall-Jackson empire, the Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve series, goes from strength to strength. For consumers hoping to maximize their dollar value, these serious wines are consistent choices. Their Chardonnay has always been good, but dramatic increases in quality have taken place in the Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon programs.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2009 Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir, all from estate vineyards, that is aged nine months in 95% French barrels (15% new). Notes of plum sauce, cranberries, earthy red cherries and loamy soil result in an authentic Pinot Noir tasting effort. Medium-bodied, soft and delicious, it should drink well for 2ndash;4 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2010 Pinot Noir Vintnerandrsquo;s Reserve is an attractive, juicy red. Sweet roses, flowers, spices and berries linger on the finish. This mid-weight, feminine wine is about as good a Pinot as readers will find for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/01/2012

Tight, with a firm beam of cola-laced dried berry and sour cherry flavors. Gains and expands, with a slightly stemmy ending. Drink now through 2019.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

K-J has a good track record for a varietally true Pinot Noir with their Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve bottling, and theyrsquo;ve held the price steady for years. Itrsquo;s a fairly basic Pinot, elegantly silky and dry, with cola, cherry and vanilla flavors.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2002 Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve Pinot Noir is a blend of equal parts fruit from Monterey, Santa Barbara, and the North Coast. It offers pleasant currant, plum, and dried herb characteristics in addition to a pleasant, open-knit style, good fruit, and medium body. Drink it over the next 1ndash;2 years.


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