Central Coast Pinot Noir

Sandler Wine Company

Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

The empty nest is full for the weekend celebrating Haley's 22nd. She asked if we had Meiomi, umm no. This was a good way to help her understand what real pinot is all about. Berries, nice acid and well balanced. A great value. — 5 days ago

Michael MathewsMike RettkeJeff Hennike
with Michael, Mike and 1 other
Bill, Stanley and 2 others liked this

Domaine de la Côte

La Côte Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Sweet candies red cherry and graham cracker. M+ acid, m- body, m soft silky tannins and a long finish. Pure class! — 5 days ago

Jeff, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Hilliard Bruce

Moon Pinot Noir

2010 opened Oct 2017. I gave this wine an 8.7 a few years back, and I didn't think it had much hope for improvement, but either my tastes have changed or its improved quite a bit over the past few years. Leather and unripe cherries on the nose. Tannins are smoother and stronger now. Slightly unpleasant chlorophyll notes on the top of the palate, but they're pretty much extinguished by the velvety finish (dark red velvet). So I don't mind the off-notes. I don't see why this wine gets a 9.4 average rating though unless it's due to grade inflation. ;-) — 5 days ago

Calera

Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

In a great spot right now. Giving ripe red field-fruit. Sexy Burgundian nose. Everything Calera promises, in a bottle. Best Calera I've had in a while. — 3 days ago

Ira, Marc and 1 other liked this

Sandhi Wines

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

Very rusty and iron on the nose. Good red fruits and minty herb spices as well. Light style, good acidity and very enjoyable even with no foods. — 5 days ago

Shay, Ron and 5 others liked this

Loring Wine Company

Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004

Dark fruity Pinot with some tertiary notes, but still feeling youthful. — 3 days ago

Eric, Bill and 10 others liked this

Ryder Estate

Central Coast Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

The opposite of disappointment in a bottle. Neat to taste something so enjoyable that was just vinified exactly a year ago, stemming from a very difficult vintage.
2016 saw smaller and fewer berries in Monterey, resulting in a low yield bottling of beautifully colored and intensily cherry and strawberry-forward rosé to write home about. Makes me wanna follow all ten commandments today.
— 15 days ago

Bevan Cellars

Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Ron R
9.4

Wifey and I aligned at 94 pts.
Broad shouldered and a touch brambly on the nose. Layers of fruit, a hint of cloves and good complexity. Finishes with uncommon density. Typical Bevan pinot.
— 8 days ago

Paul, Jason and 32 others liked this

Bailiwick Wines

Michaud Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Bottle variation to the max! This veered too far to the acidic for me. — 8 days ago

Greg, Ron and 16 others liked this

Calera

de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Way young, fruit tannin was monstrous here. Rose and a hint of tar, if it had a little more acidity it would age gracefully (like decades) — 11 days ago

David, Greg and 1 other liked this