Kirkland Russian River pinot noir review

24 08 2013

Today it’s a 2012 pinot noir from California’s Russian River Valley that goes for about $12 at Costco.

This pinot has a lot going for it:

  • the price is low,
  • it’s Russian River,
  • it is not “all cherry all the time” as many affordable California pinots are, and
  • it’s entertainingly spicy and more complex than usual for this price range.

However!  I will not be spending another hard-earned $12 on this one, because it has a sharp “bite” that I just don’t find appealing.  You might like it, and nobody will blame you if you flat-out love it — this is definitely not a bad wine in any way.  I just didn’t dig it.

Not recommended.

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