North Coast Pinot Noir

Cattleya Wines

Donum Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Shay A
9.2

Love the work that the winemaker does, but this was my first Cattleya. Lifted profile with a touch of spice...assuming some whole cluster usage. Perfumed potpourri, spicy red fruits, and black cherry skin on the nose. Medium acidity with stemmy/herbaceous notes alongside violets, more black cherries, underripe plum and peppercorn. — 5 days ago

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@Shay A : this a producer who I have read about get good reviews and ratings but I have never had them.
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@Bryan Kesting : Probably right up your alley. Not quite as herbal or lean as Oregon, but certainly not a ripe or extracted Pinot either.
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@Shay A : I don’t see them in Missouri. Their Syrahs get the best reviews of all their wines.

Belle Glos

Meiomi Méthode Champenoise Chardonnay - Pinot Noir Blend

Very solid bubbly at the under $20 price. Medium bubbles w a nice mousse. A touch of grassiness and a touch of dry and grassy flavors. I’m not getting the sweetness people have commented on. Nice stuff. I’d go w Roederer over this in a heartbeat at same price but this is intriguing. Also made a great French 75 after a glass by itself. — 18 days ago

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Etude

Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

Solid #pinotnoir #loscarneros #loscarnerospinot for the money. — 13 days ago

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Donum

East Slope Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2012

Harvest party at Donum estate in Carneros, Sonoma! Live music and catered bites of food. Pouring the following wines:
2017 russian river chard
2017 carneros estate pinot
2017 west slope pinot
2012 east slope pinot
2012 1870 pinot
2010 10th anniversary pinot

More wine to follow...life is good on this beautiful day in Carneros
— 9 days ago

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Lucky you!

Etude

Hyde Carneros Pinot Noir 2006

2006 vintage drinking in 2019- color is brownish / burnt umber mixed with burgundy (no pun- even though the name of the color is derived from the color of the wine ) Earthy on the nose. Wet soil and mint. You must wait at least a half an hour to taste- On the tongue fresh fruit some red/dark cherries and ripened peaches ( peaches for sure I am not imagining things ). The finish is nice and long and tannins are very pleasant not overwhelmingly grippy. Really nice Pinot Noir. Wait! What?? This is is not a french pinot?!!! :P — 4 days ago

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Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

A spicy Pinot. White pepper, light red fruit, pine needles, oak, and a hint of motor oil. On the palate, it starts with a mild sweet/nuttiness. I suppose it's almond. It subsides with pronounced nuts, with low tannins..

Had this with baked cod. Nice pair .


UPDATE:
Wow, so Delectable is great. I just learned that I had this wine/vintage last year, and rated it 89+ points. Nevertheless, this disturbed me. I can say that the residual sugar isn't hitting me this time (maybe bottle age is helping) otherwise, some notes are redundant-- e.g., spice. Also, the wood has definitely mellowed and now I find it enjoyable.

93 points
— 6 days ago

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Anthill Farms

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Jerae Knutson
9.1

Anderson Valley - a lighter Pinot Noir - on the palate & alc at 13.1% This wine begs to be served with food and is wonderful with my hamburger and gnocchi. Light garnet color with a clear edge tells me i opened this too soon. Delightful, still. — 2 days ago

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Copain

"Les Voisins" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Colour of bright light ruby. Smoky and varnishy red fruits: red currant and red cherry on the nose. The palate is light to medium weight with medium intensity. A little noticeable oak on the palate but not intrusive. With time in decanter the nose developed a foresty complexity - a beautiful floral sappy perfume. This is why we love Pinot Noir. I have had Australian Pinot Noirs similar to this - reminiscent of Mornington Peninsula IMO. — 11 days ago

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Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir 2014

Beautiful pinot and classical representation of the Carneros appelation. Delicious tart cherry with subtle earthiness, overall very well balanced and neither too jammy nor too much funk. This is exceptional wine from one of the region’s most consistent producers. — 21 days ago

Barnett Vineyards

Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Interesting Pinot. Some cab-like qualities on the finish. Very good. — 11 days ago

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