Guenoc Valley, North Coast

Argus

Napa Valley Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

A tasty and interesting Pinot Noir from Napa Valley. Never had one from Napa, actually.

Showing cherries, strawberries, wood, raspberries, chocolates, vanilla, spices, cola and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Soft and elegant with nice complexity.

Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Balanced with nice acidity.

Would age nicely in the next 5 years.

Good for parties. Good by itself or with food. A nice porch wine. I had it slightly chilled which was great.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$32.
— 2 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... — 4 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. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — 8 days ago

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

Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013

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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. — 8 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 — 11 days ago

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

Scholium Project

Babylon Tenbrink Vineyards Petite Sirah 2007

Stunning gorgeous wine. Black fruits, graphite. 12 yo and balanced! 16.1 abv. Big, rich and powerful. Long. Way to go Abe Schoener. — 16 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. — 7 days ago

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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. — 5 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. — 9 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 — 8 days ago

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