Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir Monterey County Great Estates 2008

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Black cherry and raspberry fruit with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the North Coast mingle...

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K-J has a good track record for a varietally true Pinot Noir with their Vintner's Reserve bottling, and they've held the price steady for years. It... Read more

Shows real Pinot character in the light silkiness, nice acidity, and flavors of cherries, cream and vanilla spice. If you're just starting to get i... Read more

Light and delicately flavored with subtle cherry, tobacco and spice flavors, this pleasant wine is suitable for everyday dinners. Has some real len... Read more

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

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


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

Shows real Pinot character in the light silkiness, nice acidity, and flavors of cherries, cream and vanilla spice. If you're just starting to get into the variety, this is a good intro.


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

Light and delicately flavored with subtle cherry, tobacco and spice flavors, this pleasant wine is suitable for everyday dinners. Has some real length through the finish.


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

A fine everyday Pinot Noir with some extra features that boost the score. With hints of mint, white pepper and chamomile tea, the wine shows racy flavors of cherries, cola, raspberries and sandalwood. Made mainly with Monterey and Santa Barbara fruit.


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

The 2009 Vintner'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 2-4 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A wine that has improved dramatically over the last few years is the Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir. There are 100,000+ cases of the 2003, a blend of 98% Pinot Noir and 2% Syrah, all produced from Sonoma Coast and North Coast vineyards. Aged completely in French barrels, with malolactic in barrel (17% new oak), it offers classic Pinot characteristics of forest floor, figs, plums, red currants, and cherries along with a touch of smoke in the background. This round, tasty Pinot must be tasted to be fully appreciated.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A real breakthrough is the 2008 Vintner'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 Vintner'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.


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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Black cherry and raspberry fruit with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the North Coast mingle with flavors of plum and spice from our benchland vineyards along the Central Coast. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, nuances of toast and a soft, smoky finish. Web Site: Click Here

Tasting Notes:

Black cherry and raspberry fruit with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the North Coast mingle with flavors of plum and spice from our benchland vineyards along the Central Coast. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, nuances of toast and a soft, smoky finish.

Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Black cherry and raspberry fruit with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the North Coast mingle with flavors of plum and spice from our benchland vineyards along the Central Coast. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, nuances of toast and a soft, smoky finish. Web Site: Click Here

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Total Acidity: 0.53 grams per liter

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