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Saint Clair Family Estate

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

The nose is exactly what I expect from a kiwi Pinot Noir : black forest fruits, cherry, pomegranate, hay, earth and an oaky touch lurking in the rear. The palate is acid driven but doesn't lack structure and shows some matter : a stellar black forest fruits note shines all through it, there is some width in midpalate with a bit of grip and a vivid mouthfeel gives way to some edgy, lively tannins before a long and fresh finish with fruits and some of these oaky notes which are consistent with the nose. This is not a bad at all but could benefit from a couple of years of aging. — 9 hours ago

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Ken Wright Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Medium Ruby with aromas of berries, floral and spice notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and black raspberry with notes of currants, pepper and cinnamon spice and earthy oak notes. Aged for 10 months on French oak, fine grainy tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, vanilla oak character. Very nice. — 4 days ago

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Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir 2019

Damn. Liaison....every year. 2019 is all about elegance and femininity. Grand Cru stuff. Burgundian by weight, Germanic in tone. Impossible expression crammed in the most dainty little box. Looks like it could be thin, but it's not. Murky, unfiltered, straddles the tradition and the wild. Bright red cherries and mossy forresty, earth...strawberries and rosemary on the periphery. What a bargain. — 2 days ago

Vanessa, Eddie and 13 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Summa Old Vines Pinot Noir 2016

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9.4

Consistently my favorite RM Pinot, this was the last of my 2016s…no restraint! No surprise, it showed the most layers but also the most in reserve for evolving down the road. For those who still have, I’d hold another 2-3yrs, or decant 2+hrs.

This was opened later in the evening alongside other wines, but at least was given a decant for about an hour before it was mostly consumed. Out of the 2016 single vineyard Pinots I’ve consumed, the easy answer is it’s mostly similar to the Summa, but just because that’s the easy answer doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one. The similarities with the black tea, pomegranate, mint, and muddled underripe raspberries are obvious but where it diverges from the Summa is with the blood orange…the citrus layers here are absolutely fantastic. A great combo of fruit and savory notes (doesn’t seem to have much whole cluster), with nervy acidity and a lengthy finish. This is just beginning to unfurl.
— 5 days ago

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Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!
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Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!

MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Beautiful color of light pink with a peachy hue.

On the nose raspberries, sweet strawberries, limes, grapefruits, spices, light herbs and light sea salt.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, spices, earth, light vegetables and black pepper.

Tangy finish with spices and bitter almonds.

This is an easy drinking Rosé from Sonoma Coast. A nice summer wine.

Fruity on the nose and earthier on the palate. Light and engaging. Crisp and refreshing.

Feels like a French Rosé with a touch of new world.

Better after 20 minutes of airtime, and will pair nicely with food. I had it all by itself by the beach.

13.3% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.
— 8 days ago

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Home Hill

Kelly's Reserve Tasmania Pinot Noir 2014

Aromatic notes of rose and violet. Great depth of delicious flavour on the medium bodied palate. Red fruits - savoury and rich. See previous note for the 2014 - always excellent but 8 years of cellaring has enhanced this wine. To have won the Jimmy Watson Trophy for the Best One Year Old Dry Red at Royal Melbourne and still starring now at 8 years of age shows this is a wine for all seasons and all years. Should be a regular purchase. A Winner. — 2 days ago

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J. Christopher

Willamette Valley Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2012

This is the 2012 J. Christopher Willamette Valley Unfiltered Pinot Noir from Newberg, Oregon.

On the nose is bright cherry, strawberry, cranberry, clove, vanilla, sweet oak, barnyard funk, cinnamon and soil.

Onnthe palate I found cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cola, mushroom, hibiscus, black tea, spice and earth.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and fine supple tannins that leaves you with a long red fruit dusty soil finish. This weekend looks to be a good one. Go out and enjoy yourselves and try some nice wines. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 3 days ago

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King Estate

Acrobat Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021

This pale pink wine has a nose of strawberries, green parts and all. It is a fresh and lively aroma, one that invites the sip deliciously. The palate shows more strawberries, along with some stone fruit and a hint of salinity. The acidity is refreshing and will make for good food pairings across a wide range of dishes. — 8 days ago

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Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos des Myglands Mercurey 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Pop and pour. One btl remaining. This tasted over the hill at first: no nose, tired palate. I didn't pour it down the drain and my father-in-law insisted on tasting it. He said: it isn't flawed, which is true, but it also seemed well past prime at the time.
Nevertheless, after 3 hrs: nose of soft plum, gamebird and cocoa, and the softest touch of VA. On the palate, slightly less compelling, hi-toned black and red fruit with some green notes and a tangy, bright finish. Conclusion: seems solid to good with a fair amount of air!
— 7 days ago

Josh, Andrew and 10 others liked this