Tasting Notes – JC Van Staden Pinot Noir

Name: JC Van Staden Pinot Noir
Producer: JC Van Staden
Region: Lodi, California
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating:  
Pairing: I drank this with Cinnamon Vanilla Ice Cream from Phin and Phebes.  The strong fruit and spiciness was complemented by the cinnamon in the ice cream, but this Pinot would pair better with a dinner, perhaps steak or a Bolognese sauce.


Color: Ruby

Intensity: Moderate/Aromatic
Age: Youthful
Scent: Smokey, berry jam

Dry/Sweet: Dry
Body: Medium
Acidity: Fresh/Smooth
Tannin: Low/Medium
Flavors:  Red cherry/berry and some spice
Finish: Medium (4-5 sec)


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