Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2016

Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2016

Two summers ago, I tried the 2014 vintage of this particular Pinot Noir and my notes, though brief, were not all that complimentary and I gave it a two star rating. I gave three stars to a 2013 Merlot from the same winery, but again, my notes didn’t sing high praises and I was thus not expecting a great deal here. As it happens, though, this selection turned out very nicely…

  • Winery: Kim Crawford Wines
  • Price: $20.00 at SAQ
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sugar: 2.7 g/L

The color is a medium dark ruby and I noted a tiny bit of effervescence on decanting, although this dispersed quickly. The nose is muted, though very slightly aromatic, and there is a base fruitiness of raspberry and cherry along with a very faint floral scent. The body is medium light and the texture quite smooth. It is off dry and the acidity quite strong with tannins that present intermittently yet are still nicely prominent here and there. The dominant impact is of tangy, almost citrus-y, red-fruit, and this is complemented with a nice woodiness, and a faint touch of pepper. It is a nice refreshing sipping wine.

2 thoughts on “Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2016”

  1. I mostly drink California Pinot Noir, but your description absolutely “wowed” me. I just checked, and we can get it locally…sold! You should get a commission!

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