2013 Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir "Outland Ridge"
Winery: Kendall Jackson
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Outland Ridge"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Anderson Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: April 12, 2016
Wine Review: This bright ruby colored Pinot Noir from Kendall Jackson is a big boy wine. It opens with a fragrant black raspberry bouquet with hints of strawberry jam, black cherry and light oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a tart plum with notes of minerality, black pepper and oak. The panel detected hints of black tea and dark cocoa. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a long while, which was well received. This Pinot is more on the hearty side and would pair with more substantial dishes. The panel really liked it and suggested pairing it with lamb skewers, duck or a veal chop. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Wild strawberry jam aromatics with smoky, briary and raspberry flavors, finished with a burst of blueberry.
Organic status: not organic
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