Friday, December 4, 2015

Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Pinot Noir Carneros 2014 Lot #23

Readers of this blog know that I am a fan of Pinot Noir from Carneros.  Trader Joe's is featuring their Grand Reserve Pinot Noir Carneros 2014 Lot #23 in the Christmas Fearless Flyer that I just received.  I reviewed the 2013 version of this wine and I was anxious to see if I liked the 2014 as much as I enjoyed the 2013.

Just as I wrote last January, this Pinot Noir is a little less cherry and more blackberry flavored than some Pinots.  There is soft oak into the finish.  The wine has 13.9% alcohol and is priced at $12.99.  I think this wine must be very much like last year's version and I will keep my rating the same as last year.  I like this wine and recommend it for holiday enjoyment.

SC Wine Joe rating = 89 points.