Saturday, June 4, 2011

J Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007, Russian River Valley, CA - $32

Oh this wine is so lovely! It was a gift from EG and AG - thanks y'all! It was rated 90 points by Connoisseur Guide and can be found online for $30 to $35/bottle.

Aroma - cherries, rich creamy vanilla
Taste - cherries, black tea, soft to moderate tannins, dark cocoa finish, rich and balanced

I'm usually a little cautious when I get a whiff of vanilla because it's a sign of too much oak (which usually offends me), but this wine is so well-balanced that I don't mind the vanilla! And it went great with Chinese food leftovers (Moo Shu Pork, Kung Pao Chicken, Beef and Broccoli) and freshly roasted veggies (zucchini, corn, onions, squash) - YUM!

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