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2013 Vinum Cellars Pinot Noir "Monterey"

Winery: Vinum Cellars

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Monterey"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Monterey County

State or country: CA

Price: $13

Cases produced: 8,000

KWG Score: 87 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: April 1, 2016

Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from Vinum is a good value. It opens with an oak influenced black raspberry. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a mild oak infused black raspberry with notes of gentle black cherry and faint minerality. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Pinot would pair nicely with a grilled mahi-mahi sandwich. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This elegant Pinot Noir is a vibrant garnet color and has Burgundian aromas from sweet cherry to spice such as aromas of clove and sandalwood. On the palate, this wine is very supple and generous with ripe cherries and cherry pie flavors with subtle vanilla and toasted oak texturing and flavors. The wine finishes complete with balanced acidity and extracted fruit notes highlighting cherries but also incorporating earthy notes from both terroir and clonal selection which includes Pommard clone 4. The dishes that work best with this Pinot are seared Ahi Tuna, roasted duck breast or lamb chops.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Vinum 2013 Pinot Noir.

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