Anderson Valley, North Coast

Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013

David T
9.1

The other Pinot for Hedy’s Turkey. Brought it for those that like a firmer structure, dark spice and cinnamon stick in their Pinot Noir’s. This was also selected to go with the Turkey and take us into dessert as the pumpkin pie I made has clove in it. If you haven’t had pumpkin pie with clove, you should try it. Much more interesting because of the character it brings. Deeper flavors without taking away from the sweet in pumpkin pie. — 6 days ago

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Black Kite Cellars

Angel Hawk Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Had tontry right out of the bottle, and we noted strong red and black fruit on the nose. Loads of fruit flavors with a hint of baking spices, and super complex like the older Merus cabs. After 30 minutes, OMG! This is the best Pinot I've ever had. We had another Black Kite recently and thought that was amazing, but this is out of the ballpark. You have to try this wine. A great bottle for Thanksgiving dinner. — 7 days ago

Littorai

Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Just a different class for American Pinot. Stunningly light on its feet and an embodiment of elegance and grace. Amazing the fruit is fresh and dark: rich cherries and a dark (almost earthy) cranberry, persistently perfumed and flowery, licorice root, dusty topsoil and sand — 6 days ago

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Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Estate Grown The Narrows Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Lived next to this vineyard for two months. This wine captures a lot of the wildness and magic of the place. Aromas of “Anderson Valley garrigue” (pennyroyal, redwood and spruce, artisanal marijuana), fresh foraged berries, black cherry and exotic spices. I expect it’ll be even better with time. — 12 days ago

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Littorai

Les Larmes Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Metallic dark ruby is how I would describe the colour. Aromas of stewed fruits - rhubarb and plum as well as mineral gravelly notes. On the palate red fruits with substance and structure of medium intensity. Resolved Tannins. Quite a good Pinot probably drinking close to its peak. — 5 days ago

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Brutocao

Slow Lope'n Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Needs a day to open and loosen up. Touch of field greens, Indian spice, and cherry stem on the nose. Sour cherry, cranberry, and hints of pine on the palate. Much more memorable and better with food (paired with baked cod and watercress tonight) than the vats of $20 OR or NZ pinots washing up on our doorstep... — 2 days ago

Drew Family Cellars

Morning Dew Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Anderson Valley in a glass: vineyards shrouded in coastal fog, redwood groves, overgrown apple orchards (wildflowers, moss, lichen, tall grass, mushrooms, etc). Tension and purity. Pretty cranberry, spice and citrus on the finish. Third time I’ve had this wine and it still proves to be one of the best (balanced, complete, memorable) Pinots I’ve had all year. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — 6 days ago

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Matt Perlman

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I only drink Pinot if there’s both moss AND lichen in it

Rhys Vineyards

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

That is outta sight. Soft. Superb fruit, deep to the core. I have all this Rhys. Going to start drinking these beauties. Maybe that is the proper New Years resolution...drink yo cellar in half. — 4 days ago

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Long Meadow Ranch

Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay is for finishers. Closers? Something like that. This is a winner. Steely but with a hint of warmth on the nose. Like one of those people who is curt but you catch their eyes just right and they are kind. Oak lilts behind a citrus apple wet rock chorus and it rocks. Very much a fan — 9 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin heh, I was just discussing Mamet with someone earlier today...
Stuart Scheff

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Closers.

Rhys Vineyards

Blanc de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Very subtle bubbles in a mineral, flowery blanc de blancs with a great freshness and a lot of potential. This is a great sparkling in the making. Drink now to have an idea but give it 5 years at least to get more complexity out of this. Rhys is on a roll with great Pinot, Chard and Shiraz, plus now this outstanding sparkling. Enthusiastically recommended !!! — 9 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Wow, didn't know they had a sparkler.
Alexandre Pagliano

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Think its first vintage they are putting on the market. I’ve been buying directly with them for 4 years now and never saw it before.