Kendall Jackson Estate Outland Ridge 2012 Pinot Noir, $27.99-$34.99, 93 points, poured a deep pomegranate red with a broad clear rim at the leggy glass wall.
A rare bouquet of sea breezes, red cherry, chocolate, cedar, and red licorice were subtle, but outstanding!
Medium-plus bodied with good acidity, moderate and layered tannin carried a bouquet mirrored flavor profile with oak upon an elegant texture; maybe too oaky for some.
Finished long on spice, escalating tannin, eucalyptus, hints of coffee and the 14.5% alcohol.
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