J Vineyards Russian River 2008 Pinot Noir, $16.99-$34.99, 92 points, appears deep clear ruby red, but tapers toward the clear rim with hints of dark carrot orange.
With sweet red jam, a hint of thyme and earthy plum, begins a metaphorical "Jammin" (Bob Marley).
The medium body has ample acidity for almost any cuisine, the tannin is mild to moderate, the flavor of cherry-cola, black licorice, and bourbon (14.4% alcohol) all trail silky smooth into a long peppery finish.
Delicious with dark chocolate!
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