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Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 5.16.51 PMIt’s funny how when you look on many of the website’s who grow fine Pinot Noir. A lot of times they have many different Pinot Noir from different valleys that keep going up and up in price. I sometimes wonder if that the specific valleys really make better wine or is it just because it is rare. Would blending the wines together and making a cheaper version that is cheaper and more plentiful actually be better?

Today’s selection is the base of the Kynsi winery, the 2010 Kynsi Edna Valley Pinot Noir located in the San Luis Obispo County. We got this from Underground Cellar with many other versions of their wines with reviews coming soon.

Here is the information on this wine on their website and their tasting notes are for the 2011 because I could not find the 2010 ones:

Intriguing aromas of black cherry, allspice, white pepper and honeycomb with a rich, textured palate of raspberry, cinnamon, bay leaf, orange zest and cherry pie filling.

So what did I think?

Color – Dark blood red for a Pinot Noir.

Nose – Cranberries, green peppers, and licorice.

Taste – Spices, cranberries, and sweet vanilla.

Finish – Medium to long for Pinot with high acid and bold tannins.

Overall, this is a very bold and complex Pinot Noir. I really like this one because the flavors are great and it’s body is getting up there next to some lighter Cabernet Sauvignons. It is very fruit forward. It is a Pinot Noir that gets up in your face.

Rating: A-

~Justin