Central Coast Pinot Noir

Bishop's Peak

Pinot Noir 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

This 2020 Pinot Noir opens with zesty raspberry, blood orange and rose aromas, along with hints of cola and baking spices. Juicy, seamless and energetic in style, it offers sweet red berry and floral pastille flavors. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, with spice-driven persistence. $24.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2022) — 5 days ago

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Etude

Lyric Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2019

ESF
9.3

Bravo Etude, Bravo!
Outstanding execution here, textbook CA PN w/out being overdone or over extracted: just a gorgeous nose of beautifully ripe cherry, strawberry & red plum, generous warm baking spices, smoky tea, vanilla and more. Intoxicating nose mirrored on palate. Med bodied but so generous it drinks bigger. Smooth suave, freshness abounds, seamless through finish. Only minor point is length of finish gives this away as entry level, but for the price: buy a case.
— 16 days ago

Tom, vinokeeno and 8 others liked this

Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

This wine gives clarity… a clear understanding that most of the pinot noirs i’ve drunk in the past few weeks are rather bad.  Well, not bad…this is simply in another stratosphere. Jammy, medium acidity with a finish of pear and vanilla — 16 days ago

Eric, Josh and 4 others liked this

Pisoni Vineyards

Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2012

Alex Lallos
9.5

Beautifully evolved almost chambertin like. Still deep and with some viscosity but showing a lot of grand cru burgundy notes. Power and finesse. Really glad I waited 10 years on this puppy. Awesome @Jeff Pisoni — 9 days ago

Lee Lightfoot
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Big Basin Vineyards

Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

N: lots of rhubarb and faint cinnamon, some bark, woodland, some strawberries.
P: Reddish/Brown on the palate, very….cedar. Nice acidity, but very gentle. Almost funky, you want some more funk, but nooo. Red fruits down the middle, lovely mouthfeel. @ wtso bargain. You feel good about it, but it’s not gonna rock your world.
Addendum: 2nd day, kept refrigerated w rubber stopper, definite tannic development and palate interest.
I bet w much air time, these might just deliver above their price pt.
— 16 days ago

Byron, Lyle and 8 others liked this

Sanford

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2019

2019 vintage. Meanders a bit but still enuff fruit and structure and meaning throughout. Decently long. Would hit again ftp (for the price). — 15 days ago

Ted, Rhonely and 10 others liked this

Williams Selyem

San Benito County Pinot Noir 2015

Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir 2015: Medium-light bodied. Well balanced. Red fruit dominate followed by blueberry, spice, oak & earth. For me, first time trying & enjoying their Central Coast Pinot. Not the most complex but absolutely delicious, delightful and easy to drink! Enjoy the nice weather & happy Sunday to all! Cheers🍷 — 9 days ago

Ira, Mike and 2 others liked this

Foxen

Sea Smoke Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Best bud’s 40th birthday bottle. A little throw back as the first Foxen bottle that changed our lives was a ‘04 Sea Smoke. — 5 days ago

Craig Hamblin
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Domaine de la Côte

Bloom's Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2011

Nicely made from Raj’s 1st vintage of this wine. Polished & balanced with everything in check & nothing over the top. This has plenty of years left. — 9 days ago

Charles, Mike and 13 others liked this

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2016

Small production. RSV has under 200 acres of vineyards in 5 Carneros locations & a winery in the Stags Leap District. The wines are 100% organic. Ruby with berry, cherry & spice aromas. On the palate flavors of wild strawberry & cherry with complex spice, citrus, oak and balanced acidity. Fine soft tannins, good balance, long finish with an earthy characteristic ending with notes of vanilla spice. Nice! — 2 days ago

Byron, Juan and 4 others liked this