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
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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