Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Cranberry, forest floor, black tea and plum. — 15 days ago

Severn liked this
Charlie Tapp

Charlie Tapp

Remarkably fresh for 11 year old SoCal pinot — especially at 14.5%.
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

I think it takes this long for the ABV to calm down and integrate somewhat.
Charlie Tapp

Charlie Tapp

Agreed. Have a few more up my sleeve — I’m now convinced they are ready to go.

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Pretty healthy ruby /garnet core and a medium wide garnet rim . On the nose straight from the bottle shows well . Spicy blackcurrant, red plum, cranberry , cedar , touch of iodine and iron filings . Good roundness in the mouth, touch of red plum , blackberry, redcurrant, really good fruit still , slightly cedar, tobacco tinged finish . Nicely rounded ripe tannins , balanced acidity , good length . Drinking at peak at the moment , but can still go on quite a while I would imagine, another 5-10 years perhaps on the basis of this bottle . — 2 months ago

Severn, Byron and 14 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Pale ruby color. Aromas of cranberry, strawberry and baking spices. Light, raspberry and pomegranate flavors. Magnum! — 5 months ago

Anthony, Tom and 8 others liked this


Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Medium Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits with notes of herbs, citrus and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cranberry and cherry with espresso, vanilla and herb tea spice, well balanced with acidity. Fine soft tannins on a long finish ending with cacao, baking spices and earthy character. Very nice! — 7 days ago

Paul, Tom and 3 others liked this

Emilio Ramirez Envinate

Benje Tenerife Tinto 2020

Needs to breathe first!!!
Then, after the reductive stink blows away, shows funky cranberry, light cherry, raindrops on hot rock.
On the palate this is light yet with loads of character. Full of cherry juiciness & freshness, with light yet firm tannins and great flow. Nice depth & precision!
This (at 12% alc) is so drinkable and yet quite serious.
Great stuff!
— a month ago

Ira, Brent and 2 others liked this

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

It’s really good, but I wonder if we have a bad bottle? There seems to be some prickly effervescence that doesn’t go away after being open for a day. I’m going to look past it, but I’ll come back to future bottles we have.

Medium rubied color with initial Pinot funk smells: mushrooms, potpourri, cherry, and earth. Has a minerally zing to it, tea, and cranberry. Drinks a little warm.

I’ll sit on my other 2021s for another year or two and try again. This might just be too young.
— 3 months ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Domaine Serene

Yamhill Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Scents of cherry and spice greet you. In the mouth the cherry is prominent along with raspberry and cranberry that meld with black tea like tannins and vibrant acid. — 6 months ago

Jason, Doug and 34 others liked this


Plushy and smooth. Easy-peasy. A warm bath.
Ira Schwartz

Ira Schwartz Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@vinokeeno LOL, that too!

EnRoute Winery

Les Pommiers Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Deep ruby color. Aromas of bright cherry, cranberry, vanilla and cedar. Elegant, sexy wine - bright cherry flavors, tobacco and black tea finish. — a month ago

Tom, Tom and 12 others liked this


Great photo!🍷

Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021

Cranberry, raspberry, herbal, drying tannins. — 2 months ago

Vanessa, Tom and 5 others liked this

Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir 2019

2019 | Pinot Noir
Enderle & Moll; Liaison
Rhine Valley; Baden, Germany
(92-93; drink 2024-29, 2H decant)

Paired to duck confit & green lentils, a favorite meal for cats and humans in our humble abode.

After a mere ~13 month wait after receiving into the cellar, we're finally pulling a cork today. This really wants another year to unfurl for my palate. All the hallmarks of this wine are here; ripe black cherry, tree moss, dehydrated strawberry, damp cedar, past season rose, orange zest, slight VA but unobtrusive, medium finish, dried cranberry.

A very special/unique vintage for Liaison based on this commentary from the winemakers:
"Unfortunately, we had quite heavy frost in some of our best red sandstone vineyards last year and additional problems with hail and high fungus pressure, which is the reason why we ultimately decided to only bottle our "Basis", the "Liaison" and our "Muschelkalk" (shell limestone) this year. The barrels from the other top vineyards ended up in our "Liaison", which is ultimately reflected in the quality of this years "Liaison"..."

With the best of luck, this situation will not be repeated; so 2019 drink happily knowing it's a blend of the best grapes.
— 2 months ago

Sharon, Brian and 33 others liked this
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan Influencer Badge

Do the cats drink out of stemware? Nice review@Severn Goodwin !
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Peter Sultan No matter how much duck they enjoy, they only want fresh, cool water from their fountain ⛲😸👍
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan Influencer Badge

I hope they are getting their fresh water from the Konkapot River!@Severn Goodwin