2014 Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir Vintner's Reserve

Year: 2014
Appellation: Monterey-Santa Barbara-Mendocino Counties
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 86
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$12.95

THIS IS AN AMAZING VALUE!!...THAT'S RIGHT K-J IN OUR STORE AND WE ARE DARN PROUD OF THAT!!

"Deftly balanced, this is slow to build nuance and complexity, unfolding to reveal tiers of spicy raspberry, black cherry and wilted rose. Though medium-weight, the flavors build intensity and nuance. Drink now through 2020. 50,000 cases made. -J.L." (WS)

"It is amazing that the 2014 Pinot Noir Vintner’s Reserve (99.9% Pinot Noir, sourced 68% from Monterey, 29% Santa Barbara and 3% Mendocino) is so good for the price. Soft, sweet cherry and pomegranate notes jump from the glass along with some sassafras and loamy soil undertones. It is medium-bodied, fruity, round and seductive. Drink it over the next several years.

Long-time winemaker Randy Ullom remains behind this enormous array of wines under the Kendall-Jackson label. They have set the bar high in terms of value wines under $20 a bottle, with their Vintner’s Reserve series especially noteworthy." (WA)

"This full-bodied wine is complex and detailed from the spicy perfume to the finish, and rich and satisfying in the middle. Aromas like black tea and rhubarb lead to ripe and deep cherry and slightly tangy raspberry flavors that are lifted by moderate tannins and linger on the finish." (WE)

Winery Notes:
“This dark garnet gem delivers bright cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit with elegant earthy notes infused with cola and mild spice accents. Oak aging adds a hint of vanilla and a soft, toasty finish.” -Randy Ullom, Winemaster