Snagged this Sonoma North Coast 2014 fine thing at my local shop, in Morehead City, NC. Did same with a Jersey Mike's turkey sub sporting everything but for pickles. As corporate as that might read, I nonetheless suggest you do same - or something similar thereto. Most know how groovy Pinot Noir is with turkey, so, whether you have access to a crazy cool loaf of northern Cali sour dough and a fresh turkey from the wild or you are doing a JM #7, like me on another coast, this maroon draped fineness will likely turn your head, tilt the bottle, and pour over and over as you work your way through a full-benefit sandwich drenched by this gorgeous liquid lady bathed in boysenberry, cherry and blueberry that has snuggled with seemingly new but proper oak wrapped in Merlin's seaborne magic mist lending the upper oceanside forest's wet, wild spice exaggerated with each spin and spill that clings and lingers righteously reckoning with Quicksilver's vintage plea - " have another hit..."
PS find at PromiseLand Market — 5 days ago
They make this one from grapes from all the vineyards you see on the label. It needs some more time but I was curious about it and have enough other bottles. The fruits are slightly candied and floral on the nose. A light touch of funk, bright, ripe; strawberries, dark cherries, cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, soft, sweet baking spices, and bright red florals. The body is round and lush. The fruits are a little darker on the palate. Poached strawberries, touch of blackberries, hues of blue fruits, dark cherries, cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, soft, sweet baking spices, Christmas cake, dark rich earth, soft, round limestone minerals, a little funk on the palate as well, fresh red florals, juicy acidity and a round fruit driven finish with crumbled minerals on the long palate set. I'd say better things ahead for this wine with five more years in bottle. — 10 days ago
Lovely flavors of strawberries and raspberries, tobacco, earth, bright acidity and medium-light tannins. A delicious wine. We challenged the somm to find a wine that paired with duck, pork and halibut and this was his choice and was spot on. A really delicious wine and great hints of new world from an old world producer. — 15 hours ago
Welcome to the weekend! I am starting off with the 2015 Patricia Green Cellars Balcombe Vineyard Pinot Noir. The Balcombe Vineyard is located toward the top of the Dundee Hills facing south. Patricia Green Cellars believe this vineyard which is planted to the Pommard Clone is simply one of the best vineyards they work.
On the nose I am getting cranberry, raspberry, black cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, and forest floor.
Upon first sip the palate gives way to bright red fruit, tart cranberry, tart cherry, tart raspberry, vanilla, clove and forest soil with a minerality.
The wine is silky smooth to a medium body, medium acidity, medium to + smooth tannins that leads to a crisp long enjoyable finish. We are starting the weekend off right and can't wait to get into the meat of this weekend. Be safe, have fun and make it a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 4 days ago
Great to find a Burgundy on a list that is decently priced and ready to drink. Floral and dried leave notes intertwine with red and dried cherry, cranberry fruit in the nose. Supple and pretty with an elegant edge for a Nuits. Earth, mineral and forest floor support red fruit tones. Missing just a touch of density and complexity to merit a better score but it is a throughly enjoyable bottle. — 3 days ago
This Rivers Pinot is quickly approaching the favorite of mine from this last release. Such a powerful expression of pinot, balanced juicy raspberry on the entry with rounded edges. Thick mouthfeel. Dried red fruit in the middle. Finish is long, balanced, and will carry this wine to another many years. Looking forward to the next allocation! — 2 days ago
14' Shea Vineyard Block 5
Big boy Pinot ! Mike had decanted this for 2 hours before we enjoyed this beauty.
It displayed big, dark, complex characters. In its youth it displays bold upfront fruits - Black cherry, black raspberry. Mid palate - acid / tannins earthiness . Wrapped in a core of black fruits & red licorice. Drink in 2019 & enjoy for the next 8+ years. @Mike R Thanks again for opening your beautiful home to Kristen & I. I'll have to remember to come next time ready to eat! We love you Rhonda ! Can't wait to see you both in November. - at Castle Rowe in Raleigh, NC — 9 days ago
Our monthly 4th Friday event at the storage facility. No requirements, just wine you want to share with others! Always an enjoyable time.
Gap's crown may be my favorite vineyard for Pinot. The fruit that comes out of here is so powerful and in your face. KB is able to get a bit of restraint out of this, but it can't fully tame it. This is a wild beast. Blackberries. Nutmeg. Birchwood. Solid backbone. Serious pedigree can be tasted throughout! — 3 days ago
A rich Gevry-Chambertin from Lucien Boillot. I've had a lot of Pierre's brother, Louis (married to a true Mistress of Wine, Ghislaine Barthod), but this is the first of my Lucien Boillot's made by Pierre. I think I like the quality and price:quality a bit more than the Louis Boillot (his prices have gone up since he left the Rosenthal stable). Fragrant, dark cherry, cranberry, earth, and some leather and mushroom on the nose and palate. Clean, deep red color. — 5 days ago
A surprise visit from the Jersey Boy and he decisively chose Burgundy as his libation of the night and I gladly obliged. Great people make good wine so much better and as the conversation flowed the wine opened and evolved. This was tight with a touch of funk to start but with the sea air the sweet, silky fruit took center stage. This is still a massive wine but it is so so lush and round with a substantial amount of tension and intensity. Very much on its way up and it will only get better for the next 10 years. Thank you @Joe Lucca for the hang. Smiles all around @Mike R — 12 days ago