North Coast Pinot Noir

Windsor Vineyards

Los Carneros Pinot Noir 1986

Found this bottle hiding on a shelf at The Artistry San Pedro. The owners were kind enough to allow me to open and decant it this evening.
Delightfully surprised that the porty nose blew off to reveal dried herby cran cherry rosemary notes with amarone style flavors and smoked oakiness on the palate.
— 14 days ago

Paul, Severn and 1 other liked this

Fathers & Daughters Cellars

Ella's Reserve Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, currant, loamy earth and oak. Light-bodied and soft tannins. — 2 days ago

Eddie, Brent and 1 other liked this

Lula

Day Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

A wonderful rose from Anderson Valley — 2 days ago

Chris, Paul and 2 others liked this

Rural Wine Company

Eagle Peak Pinot Noir

Punches well above its weight…red fruit aromatics and palate with density and heft that makes this feel like a Friday night wine — 10 days ago

Cuvaison

Estate Grown Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Cuvaison Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2017: Medium-bodied. Elegant soft tannins. Nice acidity. Cranberry. Plum. Boysenberry. Blackberry. Dried herbs. Spice. Soft oak. Medium-long finish. All in all, this wine was a vibrant, beautiful & balanced Los Carneros Pinot with fantastic layers of fruit flavors. A great representation of this area and the perfect “welcome home” wine after weeks of not drinking any Californian Pinot Noirs. Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 15 days ago

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B Cellars

Brown Ranch Pinot Noir 2019

Birthday Pinot for Jill. A really wonderful bottle with great expressions of all its profiles. Bright red and light. Has a strong knack for cherry cola, dark plums and wonderful spices. Just a bit heavy, but typical Carneros. — 20 hours ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2006

Nose has cherry jam, wet leather, wet leaves, alcohol and dried cranberries.

Palate has under-ripe tart cherry, dried raspberries, dry leather and faint dry soil notes.

Not holding as well as the 2005 enjoyed over two evenings earlier this week. If improvement comes at 24H, notes might be updated. Decanted 90m.
— 22 days ago

Tom, Juan and 21 others liked this

Bee Hunter

Mendocino Pinot Noir 2017

Medium ruby color. Aromas of bright cherry, watermelon, boysenberry and spices. Soft, elegant Pinot. Well balanced. — 12 days ago

Tom, Shawn and 11 others liked this

Kutch Wines

Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Jamie Kutch joined our tasting of 14 of his single-vinyard and Sonoma Coast Pinots - 2007-2013. My #3 — 6 days ago

Ira, Jay and 13 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Summa Old Vines Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
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.
— 2 days ago

Shawn R
with Shawn
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Bryan Kesting

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

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