Tasting Notes – JC Van Staden Pinot Noir

Name: JC Van Staden Pinot Noir
Producer: JC Van Staden
Region: Lodi, California
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Vintage2014
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.

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Sight
Color: Ruby

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

Palate
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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