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.