Central Coast Pinot Noir

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from a family with farming and winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Consistent quality Nice! A Fav! β€” 3 days ago

Shay, Jason and 9 others liked this
Eric Urbani

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@Sipping Fine Wine as I’m sure you know these wines age surprisingly well - had the 2005-2009 range recently and they were amazing

Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

2nd day review(my wife opened it a little too early last night without me πŸ˜ͺ). A mystifying dark garnet color. On the nose: dark cherry, strawberry, wet leaves, floral, little caramel, and very slight menthol. Taste: raspberry, dark cherry, minerals, tea ...nice med plus acidity, a smokey/plum finish, velvety smooth and drinking well for this young wine on the 2nd night!!! β€” 5 days ago

Brenda, Paul and 18 others liked this

Herman Story

Smash City Pinot Noir 2018

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, ripe black cherry, ripe black plum, vanilla, cedar, cinnamon, cloves, anise; off dry, medium acid, ripe medium plus tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, intensely ripe and concentrated, alcohol stands out as a bit high, but rich and tasty β€” 8 days ago

Daniel P., Severn and 5 others liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of raspberry and ripe blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft fine tannins perfect acidity and balance long finish ending with mineral character. Nice! A Fav! β€” 3 days ago

Shay, Eric and 4 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir Westall Vineyard 2016

First Pinot produced from this Kendall Jackson vineyard named after Jess Jackson’s daughter, Julia. Fruit forward with tons of fruit aromas, herb and oak notes, aged for 12 months in French oak, 25% new, making this wine fresh and vibrant good for drinking now, and some short-term aging. The 2016 was a good year with an early harvest with perfectly ripe fruit. On the palate, strawberry and cherry flavors with baking spice and gentle oak. Fine tannins, lingering ending with fruit and subtle spice character. β€” 8 days ago

Jason, Eric and 5 others liked this

Chanin

Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Alder Yarrow
9.6

Such a killer bottle of Pinot Noir. Had this one on the shelf for a little while. 2013 Chanin Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot. Raspberry and red currant and cedar and orange peel, all electric with acidity and dusty with dried sage and other herbs. Outstanding. And while I appreciate all of Gavin’s labels, this one is particularly nice. β€” 5 days ago

Romain, Josh and 7 others liked this

Lucas & Lewellen

Goodchild High 9 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Pale ruby color. Aromas of dried red strawberries, cigar box and moss. Gorgeous wine! Bright red fruit flavors with a dry cedar finish.

πŸ₯‡ 90 points - W.S.
β€” 5 days ago

Vanessa, Clive and 10 others liked this

Bolt to Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Now this is a new world Pinot Noir for me. Bold and fruit forward with black fruits, wood, spices, vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, earth and light vegetables.

Tangy and spicy, rich and extracted. Showing lots of acidity to make it lively and interesting.

A good sipping wine and very enjoyable by itself.

Good right out of the bottle and very tasty.

I paired it with a nice view of the lake.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$35.
β€” 5 days ago

Scott, David and 17 others liked this

Pisoni Vineyards

Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2014

1 hr. decant & was ready to rock with my Duck πŸ¦† Dinner πŸ₯˜!!! Happy that Gary Pisoni put La Tache cuttings in his dirty underwear in 1983 prior TSA Bullshit & grafted onto vines in his Santa Lucia Highlands vineyard. This β€œPoor Man’s” La Tache is always Smokin’ great! AG says 95 Points & his review is point on in relationship to the wine. Cheers πŸ‡πŸ·πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» β€” 2 days ago

Hermes, S.R.Alexander and 19 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Been looking for my πŸ¦†πŸ˜ž

Au Bon Climat

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, tasting well now! β€” 8 days ago

Dawn, Jason and 22 others liked this