Trader Joe's summer Fearless Flyer is featuring their Petit Reserve Pinot Noir from the California Central Coast. Some portions of the Central Coast have cool weather conditions suitable for growing Pinot Noir. Previously, I reviewed a Central Coast Pinot Noir from MacMurray Ranch that is one of my favorites.
I have been drinking some terrific Pinot Noir lately, but this is not in that category. However, for $8.99 it is better than most Pinots in its price range. I found it to be medium body with light oak. I tasted some strawberry and cherry but did not detect the cola flavor promised on the bottle label. I did find a little bitterness in the finish. The wine has 13.8% Alcohol. If you are wanting a Pinot Noir for less than $10, you could give this a try.
SC Wine Joe rating = 87 points.