North Coast Pinot Noir

Rhys

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

Anderson Valley in California’s Mendocino County seems to get a little lost in the shuffle, which is unfortunate. Considerable investment in recent years has helped to elevate attention to the region that continues to prove it can excel with Chardonnays, Pinots, Syrahs and Cabernets. The 2015 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley), the second selection from Rhys's Bearwallow vineyard, is gorgeous. Sweet red cherry, hard candy, wild flowers, mint, and rose petal notes are pushed forward in a pliant, supple Pinot that will drink well right out of the gate. There is so much to like here, including the wine's engaging, up-front personality. This stellar appellation-level wine over delivers big time. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Aug 2017) — 5 days ago

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Gloria Ferrer

Anniversary Cuvée Brut Carneros Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2010

This vintage sparkling wine from sonoma shows spectacular tenion. Under ripe pear, baking yeast and fresh cut Jasmine on the nose. Baked lemon meringue on the palate quickly leads to black cherry. The finish is long and refined with just the right amount of acid spice which requires another sip. — 3 days ago

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Knez Winery

Demuth Vineyard Pinot Noir

Quiet night after a busy day. All I wanted was pizza and wine. Danny said, "whoa -- the good stuff?!" I just said I grabbed any old bottle... Wouldn't you know it? It is so, so good. Great profile. Each sip is awesome and the following one is better. Slight spice and great minerality. Find this again (and thank you, Vin) — 10 days ago

Gloria Ferrer

José S. Ferrer Selection Pinot Noir 2008

2008. In remarkably good shape, considering its age. Funky barnyard on the nose, but fruitier on the palate. Caramelized quality to the fruit: stewed plums, strawberries, dried cherries. Still had good acid and length to the finish. — 7 days ago

Chris liked this

Rivers-Marie

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Great with Atlantic salmon, grilled to perfection. Don’t know if Pacific salmon would have worked, didn’t have it. Let it be known. — 15 days ago

Mark Freund
with Mark
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Poseidon Vineyard

Primo's Hill Estate Grown Pinot Noir

Opened October 2017. Mineral notes, as expected from the Primo Hill vineyard. Opens up with rather robust darker berry, Quite good! — 7 days ago

Etude

Heirloom Carneros Pinot Noir 2013

Delicious Pinot gift from a client. Dark fruit. Tobacco. Super easy going down, enjoying with some truffles potatoes and herbed fish (and baseball).
— 3 days ago

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

La Terre Promise Carneros Pinot Noir 2012

Excellent Pinot Noir. I'm having the 2012 which I brought from California 3 years ago. For being a P.Noir I consider it to be medium-full bodied. Blackberries, licorice and with a 14.4% ALC. this baby is no fast drinking wine. I love it — 10 days ago

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Four Vineyards Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2012

Oh my how I've missed you. Apparently since the new winery, prices have gone up 20-30% and sales have doubled?! — 15 hours ago

Anthill Farms

Comptche Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Sturdy but pretty, beautiful with Ratatouille, roast chicken, and herbed potatoes #mendocinowine #anthilllfarms #deedubcellar — 8 days ago

Philip Slater
with Philip