North Coast Pinot Noir

Shramsberg

Brut Blanc de Noirs North Coast Sparkling Pinot Noir 2014

Always reliable vintage after vintage. In 2014 its 90/10 pinot/chardonnay and shows the richness and character of the red fruit yet with an incredibly pale color. Orange peel and green strawberry notes with a yeastiness to support on the mid palate. — 3 days ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

Reserve Sparkling Blend 2009

Shay A
9.4

Day 4 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Oxidative and really good. Similar to the ‘08 I opened a few months back. Nutty, great honey/creamy texture. Caramel and roasted cashews. I enjoy these younger vs the JSchram.
— 13 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Ripe red fruit & Cherry in this classic Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. While the red fruits dominate the palate they are counterbalanced with refreshing acidity and hints of bergamot. — 9 days ago

Mike, David and 3 others liked this

Patz & Hall

Moses-Hall Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

2013 open February 2019. Surprisingly full bouquet, lots of ripe red fruit on the nose. Much more re-strained upon drinking. But I was drinking a bottle lid been open for 24 hours. Smooth Tanic body, but nicely balanced with the fruit and a soft end/of-pallet finish call me. — a day ago

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Anthill Farms

Comptche Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Darker in color... richer in taste... higher in ABV than normal— reflecting the warmth of the vintage. Bright sour cherry notes with nice mid - weight palate. I do love the style, but prefer 2011 and 2013. Decent Valentine quaff with Squab and Filet. — 3 days ago

Severn, Shay and 1 other liked this

Sleeper Cellars

Wentzel Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Last bottle I have of this and time has helped it. A streak of crunchy cherry, some sweet/savory gravel, and a whiff of tomato leaf on the nose. Intense cherry, mineral, and a bit of spice in the mouth. Tannin barely there. Crisp acids (12.9%). Very nice with coq au vin. — 7 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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@Severn Goodwin - Actually, the Target near me does have a wine aisle. But you’d be hard-pressed to find anything non-industrial there.
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I have the 2015. Should I wait a couple of years?
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@"Odedi" - I have not had the 15, but the alcohol level may provide a clue. If around 13.0 or lower, it may start out tart and tight, like the 13. But if 13.5 or more, probably ripe enough to drink now. That is how I would make my guess.

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Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Bright Raspberry tart and chalky at first. Bright and juicy. With air dark cherries and hint of blueberry. Plenty of acid and low in %. Very Burgundian in style. Keep for 2-3 years or drink now. Elegant. — 10 days ago

Severn, Ira and 7 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Alesia Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Holy moly this pinot is delicious. Delicate, with some raspberry, fresh light herbs, anise, and clove tones with elevated, yet juicy acidity... the thing that makes this pinot so good is that it is simple, with excellent balance, and yet still has some complex layers. Aromas are enticing, and the finish is almost bone dry. Fairly young of course - could use a few more years to really be in its prime, however even now it is just flippin' fantastic. One of the best under $50 pinot noir I've had in a while. — 7 days ago

Tom, Shawn and 29 others liked this

Drew Family Cellars

Estate Field Selections Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir 2016

So much going on here, fantastically bright and clear cherry, tea and light spice. Tannins suggest I opened too early, this has the stuffing to last and likely merit a higher score. Watch out for this label, and Mendocino Pinot. — 9 days ago

P, Kimberly and 12 others liked this

Enfield Wine Co.

Heron Lake Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Kirk F
9.0

Agree with many other raters, this is very fresh, a bit tart and has mouthwatering acids. All in a good way and such a refreshing departure. — 5 days ago

P, Mike and 14 others liked this