Pinot Noir

Feb 092015
Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir 2012, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, CA, $37 (S) – Rating 89

Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir 2012A blend from eight Pinot Noir blocks consisting primarily of Dijon clones 667 and 777. Aromas of blueberry, dark cherry raspberry and spice treat the nose. A soft mouth-feel with supple tannins and balanced acidity. Flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, espresso with hints of oaky vanilla. Notes of smoke and leather in the finish. Buy This Wine

Nov 032014
Alysian Wines Pinot Noir Russian River Selection 2010, Russian River Valley, CA, $40 (S) – Rating 92

Alysian Wines Pinot Noir Russian River Selection 2010A soft and elegant Pinot Noir on the lighter side with balanced acidity. Ripe cherry and strawberry notes on the nose with floral hints and spice. A crisp mouth-feel offering flavors of red cherry, strawberry, raspberry and brown spice. A touch of white pepper spice in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Oct 092014
Drnk Wines Pinot Noir Cavers Cuvée 2012, Russian River Valley, CA, $32 – Rating 93

DRNK_Label_PN-RussianRiver_2012-FrntThis Pinot just keeps racking up awards, recently a Double Gold at the 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Aromas of blackberry, ripe strawberry, raspberry, red cherry and plenty of brown spice. Plush on the palate with balanced acidity. Flavors of black cherry, red cherry and a little blackberry with a touch a of white pepper in the finish. Cherry and red licorice on the long finish. Buy This Wine

Oct 092014
Thralls Family Cellars Pinot Noir Roma’s Vineyard 2012, Anderson Valley, CA, $45 (S) – Rating 92

Thralls Family Cellars Pinot Noir Roma's Vineyard 2012100% Pommard clone from a Anderson Valley. Enticing aromas of black cherry and herbs with hints of leather and spice. A lush mouth-feel, balanced acidity and soft tannins. Integrated flavors of blackberry, raspberry, rhubarb and black cherry with spicy notes of white pepper. Black cherry and saddle leather on the finish. Very small Production of 76 cases…Get it while you can! Buy This Wine

Oct 092014
Joseph Jewell Wines Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County 2012, CA, $34 (S) – Rating 94

Joseph Jewell Wines Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2012An exceptional Pinot Noir at an excellent price. Blended from three vineyards, the nose offers a bouquet of dark cherry with notes of ripe strawberry and plenty of spice. A round mouth-feel balanced with juicy acidity and supple tannins. Bright fruit flavors including black cherry, plum, ripe red fruit, oaky vanilla and baking spice with subtle hints of earthiness. A long spicy finish completes the wine. Buy This Wine