Kirkland Russian River Pinot Noir

Great Value Russian River Pinot

Kirkland Russian River Pinot Noir
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Staff Wine Review – GoodCheapBooze.com

Good Booze. Nice Pinot.

Russian River is the source of so many top California Pinots, these days. So the idea of finding one under $40 much less under $15 is exciting. Well, this one, given 30 to 40 minutes in a decanter/carafe is worth that and maybe just a bit more. No, it’s not going to give you all the subtle flavor layers of top Pinots, and it won’t linger on the table for hours, but it will give you a nice experience. And at this price, a good deal.

Kirkland Russian River Pinot Noir

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Price Paid – $12.99

Date Reviewed – 10/15/17

Where Purchased – Costco SF Bay Area

Varietal or Type – Pinot Noir

Vintage Year – 2015

Appellation – Russian River, Sonoma County

Winery/Brand – Kirkland/MW Selections

Bottle Size – 750 ML

Alcohol – 13.9%

Cork? – Composition

Pour it and taste – Glowing deep ruby color. Slight “Burgundy nose.” Oak and cherry aromas. Leather, a bit of tar and cherry flavors. Soft finish.

Aerator – Skipped with Pinot Noirs

Decanter – Oak and fruit nose. Cherry and berry flavors. Warm oak notes. Easy finish.

Overall – Decent modest, small Pinot. Break out that decanter.

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5 Comments

    • Actually, you do if they are older and show sediment. However, in this case we attempted to try a variety of approaches to improve value-priced wines and reported the results. Thanks for the comment.

    • Actually, you do if they are older and show sediment. However, in this case, we attempted to try a variety of approaches to improve value-priced wines and reported the results. Thanks for the comment.

    • Actually, you do if they are older and show sediment. However, in this case, we attempted to try a variety of approaches to improve value-priced wines and reported the results. Thanks for the comment.

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